Discharge papers: Diagnosis- Chest Pain (Nonspecific)
Causes include one that makes sense for me rather than anxiety, inflammation around the heart. In yesterday’s post I used the word ‘anxiety’ but it didn’t feel right. I am more at peace these past ten or more years than I’ve ever felt, including feeling calmer around others, and definitely when at home.
The pressure is still present though when occupied it goes unnoticed until I’m still. The worry that it’s an oncoming heart attack has lightened the load exponentially. So it doesn’t make sense that it’s anxiety.
I stopped taking baby aspirin in November because of internal bleeding and haven’t restarted. The surgeon said wait till summer to restart because the healing process is very slow. When the pressure continued without relief these past few weeks I thought about the daily aspirin. Upon discharge the cardiologist requested I restart it.
Anxiety played a great part in increasing the symptoms. But I don’t believe it is the root of it. I am hoping the restart of aspirin relieves any inflammation if there is any. And rather than worry over the pressure my intention is to ‘suck all the marrow out of life.’ (thank you Thoreau from Walden)