Sunday, January 11, 2015

Chest Pain

Today has been scary. Around noon I felt really sick. I got feverish and my chest started to hurt bad. I tried not to panic, but the pain moved to my shoulder.

I had no idea what was going on. I decided to just stay still and in bed. Two hours later the pain got worse and I just couldn't stop crying. My phone rang. It was mi hermano. He wanted to invite me to Sunday dinner. I tried to stay calm, but he's a trained social worker and immediately knew something was wrong.

He made me promise to call for help if I didn't feel better. I promised him I would. I turned on my side and tried to remain calm.

About an hour later I received a text from mi madre. She said that she gets chest pains too and that drinking something carbonated always helps. I didn't have anything fizzy to drink in the house so fortunately my Dad happened to be in the neighborhood and he brought over two large cans of Sprite.

I took two sips and I immediately felt better. I have no idea why the simple cure worked. I hadn't eaten much in the last two days so no heartburn, but I have been under so much stress and anxiety I think my body just cried out.

Today was a wake up call. I cannot let worry and anxiety rule my life. I have to figure out how to cut expenses and make a supplemental income. If you have any creative ideas I would love to hear them.

Thank you all for always being so understanding and supportive. The Internet can be a scary place, but you all make it better.


Thursday, January 1, 2015

Feliz Año Nuevo - Happy New Year

This has been a year full of ups and downs, but I made it.

I plan to do everything I can to make 2015 a healthy and happy year. My goal for next year is to have no surgeries and less doctor visits. I want to reduce my stress levels and be strong enough to go back to teaching.

Thank you all for staying during the good times and the sad moments. Your comments, private messages, and support on social means the world to me.

Please keep me in your thoughts and prayers and I will do the same for you.

Peace, love, and light!