Thursday, March 23, 2006

Emergency

Work
Stress
Home late
Sleep

Wake-up
1 AM
Shoulder pain
Arm pain
Back pain
Chest pain
Short breath
Racing heart
Pepcid A.C.

No Change
Dress
Tell my wife
Drive myself
Emergency Room
Gurney
Blood draw
Cardiac enzymes
Heart monitor
Pulse monitor
Insurance card please
Age: 40 years
Father of two
Drug allergies
Medications
I.V.

Worried call from home
Nitrogen once
Nitrogen twice
Nitrogen thrice
Two X-rays
G.I. cocktail
Blood draw negative

Diagnosis: Esophageal Spasm.

Then four hours of observation
While I think:

Why is this the only time I have to write poetry?

7 AM
Back to work.

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