Friends...when you have a medical problem...
...Go to a doctor.
Don't make excuses for why you might be having abdominal pain/chest pain/arm pain/blurry vision/etc. Don't try to explain it away by saying "I'm too young" or "It's probably nothing" or "It's just stress." Just make an appointment and see a doctor. Easy as pie, right?
We see TOO much stuff in the ER that ends badly, when people have been feeling the symptoms/problems for days, weeks and months. Then they end up having something serious that could have been less serious if it was caught earlier.
Just like you, dad, who waited WEEKS to go see a doctor. And then needed open heart surgery. But I still love you. Promise. Just don't ever do that again.
Sickness doesn't care how old or young you are. Really. It likes all ages.
So from me (as a nurse) to all of y'all...when you feel bad, go see a doctor.
I would appreciate that greatly. : )
And thank you, Lord, for weekends with nothing to do.