NOTE ~ ANGIE is fine.
I spent most of last evening in the emergency ward of the hospital.
I got home from work and was surprised to see Angie's car in the garage, thought she had
As I grabbed a beer I asked her "What's up?"....she just says she wasn't feeling well. She does have acid reflux and allergies that will flare up from time to time, I assume it is one of those and begin to post on 3FC after checking my e-mail and stuff.
I visit with her as she sits behind me in one of the recliners and chit-chat about me getting her some chicken noodle soup out of the garage if she wants, etc.
Nah she says....I think I may have you take me to emergency....this she tells me as I was almost finished with my second beer....
Seems she was having symptoms of a
heart attack...had checked symptoms out online...a history of it in her family....heart issues.
I'm like..".what the heck....why didn't you wait until I drank a 6-pack...what's the matter with you woman!"
She says..."it's the denial thing" as I am running around the house, closing up and she is getting the dogs their dinner...I am throwing off my dirty drywall clothes around the house as I "calmly
"...tell her "I'm gonna kill you!" for waiting on this
Being a woman of course, she is telling me how this can't be happening to her, she eats right, exercises...
Now the emergency ward is about 12 miles from our house....giving me time to tell her if she goes down in the car I'll pull over and give CPR a shot and mouth to mouth...but I will do it "french"....she just
I do know how to cheer
Leaving out all the boring details.....they rush her back...run an ekg on her then bring her to me in the waiting room. She tries to tell me what was going on and it may be a while....I tell her no problem babe
the LAKERS come on in an hour....much easier sitting through this with a big screen HD TV
with sports on one wall and another TV showing Nemo on another wall...where all the kids are at
Nurse comes over to us and says..."The ekg is not normal...we are getting you a room".....a few minutes later they take her back....settling in for what looks like a looooong evening...I find a good position and seat for the game....actually spend a few minutes chatting with a kid that had taken an elbow to his head
in a basketball game....needed stitches and I find out he is a good friend of my nephew (married to my niece) and they both graduated from the fire academy together last week...I knew, of course my nephew had.....anyway....the game was coming on....got my coffee from the cafeteria....ready to roll.....
A few minutes later a nurse comes out and says "Mr.....?" and I say yep...she says "are the LAKERS on?"...I say "not yet"....she says...."well, your wife says to tell you that you can come back if the LAKER game isn't on....he won't want to if it is"
Are you kidding me?....what did she think I would do?
I sent the next 4 hours in an uncomfortable chair...no TV... with my wife in a hospital bed next to me.
Which gave me time to get the guts up to ask her, if she was a goner, would it be all right to hook-up with the blonde gal that was hitting on me in the waiting room?....she says what gal....I describe her... ANGIE
She wasn't hitting on you... she is the hospital ambassador....she has to be nice to you!"
After several tests they ruled out a heart attack
I missed the entire game
Life goes on