Endless Pain response-THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR CONCERN! WOW!
Recently I posted about my endless pain with my pacemaker and my chest.
Queen beez--thank you, thank you, thank you for your concern! Thank you also to everyone else for your concern as well, especially Cathy. I have not gone to the ER, but just yesterday my internist at the large medical center I go to for my pacer did a test for d-dimer--which is a test to rule out blood clots.
About an hour after my blood was drawn, my doctor called me very concerned. D-dimers are not usually in the blood, but can increase with age, etc. So, a normal range exists. Depending on the testing kit, the upper range of normal is anywhere between 300-500 usually, sometimes higher like 1100...
MINE IS 4,000!!!!! People with less than this have had serious heart attacks.
My internist I think reluctantly let me go home after my blood draw, but I can sense she's extremely worried. She wants me back for more tests right away. A very important one is on Friday, though my internist is chomping at the bit about me not waiting.
I can see I may be in for a long summer possibly in camp hospital.
OMG!!! How can this be? WOW!!!