I know I’ve told you that I’ve been unwell but I haven’t told many people what the problem is. Frankly, the food police were right. Some of my recipes are a heart attack waiting to happen. My doctor says that’s not necessarily the case but when you have a blog called the Orgasmic Chef and you feature recipes with butter, cream and sugar, you have to be ready for what will be said.
A few weeks ago I woke up with chest pains and made an appointment to see my doctor who gave me an electrocardiogram and then freaked out and asked me when I had had a heart attack.
“Never,” I said.
“Oh yes you have,” she said.
Fast forward through an ambulance trip to the hospital and lying around being stuck, poked and prodded for what seemed an eternity, they let me go home with the strict requirement that I get an echo stress test and visit my GP the next morning.
I wasn’t having a heart attack that day according to the blood tests. They think it’s costochondritis probably brought on by a virus but it feels like a heart attack and doesn’t go away for up to 2 months. “Rest,” they say.
So because of the previous heart attack I’m off to a vascular surgeon tomorrow and Thursday to have my arteries investigated as it appears one or more are blocked. Yes, with butter. Then it’s the stress test on the 11th of October. It was supposed to be last week but they sent me home because they’d scheduled the wrong test. oops.
To the food police – go ahead, let me have it but please do it publicly in comments. I won’t reply to mean emails.
John wants me to relax and he loses the plot if I sit at the computer for any time at all. To keep from hearing, “I don’t want you to die” (again), I’ve been doing as I’ve been told. I’m fine, really. Life WILL change for me though. More exercise, more fruit, more veg and more time away from work is the plan.
Last week he packed me in the car and we went off to the Carnival of Flowers in Toowoomba. Toowoomba is known as the Garden City and the Carnival of Flowers is when the entire city is decked out in floral beauty. We drove through the valley and up Mt. Glorious and had a fantastic day.
There are more than 50 public gardens to see plus many private gardens are open to the public during this week. There’s food, music and fun for the kids too. We’ve decided that next year we’re going to spend a couple of days there. I was very impressed.
I miss you all so much I can’t stand it. I’ve gone from working 12 to 16 hours a day to next to nothing and I’m bored to tears. After the first day of doing nothing I inquired if that was enough rest. I was told that wasn’t funny. 🙂