Last night was a test of my new found positive thinking. At about 4:30pm I started having some bad chest pain. By 6:30 I told my husband to take me to the hospital. They put me on oxygen right away, connected me to machines, did all sorts of test. I had my first EKG done. Painless, if you don't count them tearing the tape off your chest. Good thing I didn't have any hair. Sheesh! They decided that the coughing I have been doing pulled a muscle in my lung area. Really painful. It is radiating down my left arm and up into my neck. They gave me some pain meds which so far I have refused to take.
Well anyway, as I'm sitting in the hospital bed with things hooked up and beeping going on all around me I kept telling myself a few things. I actually added one to the list:
I AM HEALTHY
I AM FIT
I AM STRONG!!!
The strong part I added because I wasn't feeling so strong. I was actually feeling very weak and dizzy. The oxygen helped that though. About 4 hours later they let me go home.
So I keep telling myself I am HEALTHY, I am FIT, I am STRONG!!! I know that it will be true. My body will respond because I am telling it too. The mind is a strong thing. Don't underestimate it.
Last night made me realize how much I love my family. How wonderful my husband is, and how I am really not ready to be one of those people who are always sick. (is anyone every ready to be one of those people?) I am thankful for my life, for my health, for my family and for my God.
There is a lot out there to be thankful for. I'm ready to embrace that and enjoy it. Are you?