Yesterday afternoon I went to work at the Mexican restaurant for Cinco De Mayo. Around 11 pm, I started experiencing a tight/heavy chest, shortness of breath, and a fast heart rate. I decided to wait an hour to see if I could get my heart rate to go down some. The longer I waited, the more difficult it was becoming to breathe. So, NYEBoy and I left the girls at home and went to the ER.
They had us waiting in the waiting room for about 15 minutes when they finally brought me back to triage. Then, they brought me back out into the waiting room for another 15 minutes while they waited on a bed. When they finally brought me back it wasn't to a bed, but it was to a recliner like chair. While waiting in the chair, my headache that wasn't bothering me so much, went from barely there to bad. The longer I waited, it went from bad to worse. I was beginning to feel nauseous and dizzy as the nurse was talking to me about my medical history. I finally made NYEBoy go get the nurse to get me to a room. I had to lay down. I could barely walk because I was in so much pain. I cried the whole way down the hall.
Once in the room, I was able to lay in the dark. If I laid still, I wasn't in pain, but as soon as I had to talk to a nurse or doctor it just crept back up. As the nurse got ready to get my IV put in, I started throwing up. Finally, she was able to get the IV in and hooked me up to three or four shots of medicine. They decided to do six tubes of lab work, a urine sample, a chest xray, EKG, and cat scan on me.
Everything ended up coming back normal. They gave me some scripts for the pain, nausea, and vomitting and told me to go home and rest. On the way home, I started throwing up. As soon as I got home and in the bed, I started throwing up again. I was finally able to lay down some seven hours after arriving to the hospital.
I am still tired as shit today. I feel like I could sleep for a year.
And my being a waitress for the first time? It was fine, busy, but fine. Although I'm not so sure it was worth it. What I made isn't going to cover the cost of my hospital bill I expect to arrive by Saturday. Ugh.
The owner did offer me to work there. I declined though. I like working at home/staying at home much better.