Last Tuesday afternoon, on day 2 of our 3-day lent, I felt a squeezing pain on my left chest. This got me thinking it’s something critical with my heart. The last biology class I took was in 10th grade and I have not refreshed my knowledge since. However, I decided to look it up online and the results got me worried more. When I read about any type of symptom, I felt that’s the one I had…. and it further confused me. Finally, I decided to go over to the urgent care close by our home. En route, I stopped by our home and told Benoy aunty about this incident. Chris was about to arrive from school and she said she’ll join me later at the urgent care.
At the urgent care, I was attended immediately when I told them my symptom and they did the basic tests, EKG twice, and finally the x-ray of my chest. The Physician’s assistant (PA) told me I was fine and the next time I get similar symptoms, I should go directly to the ER. This confused me even further – are they not telling me something or is it the medical lingo? I came back home and paid close attention to every move that goes on my chest. I felt there’s something wrong with me, due to all these motions I could feel in my chest, and kept on sharing my experience with Benoy aunty. Yesterday evening she placed a call to Dr. Sheraj (Jake’s Dad) and Dr. Sheraj thought it was something muscular, and told me to observe further. I am closely monitoring any movement that I can sense.
My thought on tuesday was that if I felt something wrong, I should get it checked right away. Anyway, I decided not to raise any further red flags on this topic and continue observing the movements. Everything should be fine :-)