Well, on Monday when I went for my run, I had this bizarre tingling sensation that went up and down both arms. When I stopped running, the same sensation moved up to my jawline. Later that night I had a bad cough; I had the same feeling that I do when I am getting toward the end of a cold, and my cough is starting to break up all the mucous in my chest.
Yesterday (Wednesday as of this writing) I had a sharp pain on the left side of my chest that came and went for an hour or so. Given what had happened to me on Monday, I decided to leave work and go to urgent care for help. They did an EKG and took a chest x-ray. There was also some bloodwork done.
Their determination was that it was musculoskeletal, NOT cardiac in nature. (Thank God for small favors.) Unfortunately, it is one of those pains that could be caused by so many things that it is easier to say what it’s NOT than what it actually is. They discharged me and told me to follow up with my doctor today, which I will be doing shortly. And not to state the obvious, but running is on hold until I get a stress test done.
So I left, went out to my car, and guess what? The pain came back!
I have a feeling I may be in the hospital before long.