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Saturday, December 17, 2011

We Interrupt Your Regularly Scheduled Program....



Nothing like 24 hours in the emergency room getting an EKG, blood work, chest X-ray, more EKGs, and a stress test to bring home the true meaning of Christmas.....

Cocktails.

☺Just kidding. Due to ill effects of a new med (which I figured out 24 hours later), I experienced chest pain on Thursday night, went to the ER, got a whole bunch of stuff done, and ended up not leaving the damned hospital until almost 24 hours later. The good news: I'm fit as a fiddle, and my heart is doing great. No blood clots. Everything is A-OK. The bad news: I was in the ER for 24 freakin' hours. Cripes.

(Just as an aside, I find it extremely irritating that you cannot wear a bra while doing the stress-test. Jogging on a treadmill without a brassiere is a super bad idea).

So, I'll be taking it easy this weekend and enjoying time w/ the family. My son brought me a gorgeous bouquet of flowers in the hospital, and my daughter refused to sit down because it was a "germ-fest in here." 

This week I'm shopping for the kids and my hubby, which I love to do. And planning a Christmas dinner. My husband is making his famous beef tenderloin with 3 sauces....white, red and green. Cute!

Happy Weekend To All,
Penelope


8 comments:

Jen D. @ Not Now...I'm Reading! said...

How scary! Glad to hear you're okay!

On a side note, my boobs hurt just thinking about running on a treadmill without some form of support. *shivers*

Penelope said...

Hi Jen! You can't "hold the girls" because you are holding onto the handle bars for dear life as they amp up the speed of the treadmill. So, you can either deal with the boob issue and go flying off the treadmill, or bounce away and run as fast as you can. Both are bad options, IMO. Plus, the technician was a guy. Oy vey!

Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Last one I had like that I was a runner and they couldn't get my heartrate high enough. Then they said, why are you here??
Glad you are okay.

I wonder if a wide ace bandage....?
For sure the test was invented by a man. Probably one who would watch that "The Man Show."

Penelope said...

Steph....that is awesome! Running will get you in great shape. I have been walking 1-2 hrs/day, and I showed a lot of improvement over the last test, which is good. But I still think there must be a way to keep on a bra and attach all the doo-dads. Come on!

Julia Rachel Barrett said...

Okay, first of all, I want the recipe for the three sauces.
Second - do not scare me again! You are not allowed to pull anymore crap like this. I forbid it!
Bra? I don't need no stinkin' bra! The benefits of the A cup!
And your daughter is right - it's a freakin' germ fest in them there hospitals!
But mass transit is even worse!

Penelope said...

Julia....
1. I will get you the recipes...one is horseradish sauce, one is chimichurri sauce, and one is southwestern sauce.

2. No more scares...I promise!

3. I'm not a DD or anything, but I still could have used a bit o' support! hee heee

4. Nat is a germophobe. Which isn't necessarily a bad thing.

Amber Skyze said...

Thank goodness you're okay!

I'd like the recipes to those sauces. :)

And no, running on the treadmill braless doesn't sound fun.

Penelope said...

Hi Amber! I will post the recipes next week! :^)