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24 Jun 2006

Chest Pain

Yesterday I wasn't feeling all that bright. My chest hurt all over, front and back and both sides. Deep breathing was painful, as was stretching and twisting. I assumed I had slept in a funny position, and it would go on it's own.

Today it was much worse, so fearing pleuritis (aka Pleurisy) we traipsed down to the local A&E unit. A man presenting with chest pain must be a heart attack, so they did all sorts of tests and concluded that (as I suspected) my heart was perfectly normal. Eventually they sent me down for a chest x-ray, and that was clear - which is what I wanted to know, so they sent me home and told me to take a lot of Ibuprofen for the pain and inflammation (presumably muscular) and take it easy. If anything shows up I go back to A&E pronto.