Oldschool because I actually have something to tell you about each of the girls on the same day...
Tricia is OK. The ER staff (thanks Todd!) confirmed our guess that the pain she is experiencing is probably a muscle or something else she may have pulled near her sternum. They took an x ray (thanks Wade!) and everything looked fine, which is what we expected...but, when you're dealing with a CFer/TXer/Lymphoma (in the chest) Survivor, you err on the side of caution, especially with chest pain.
It may take several weeks for the pain to go away, and she is limited with what kinds of pain meds she can take, but she'll survive. She says it hurts when she moves certain ways or when she pushes herself out of a chair...which is why she thought that she had just pulled a muscle. It's been hurting since last Thursday, and, this morning, we decided to go to the local ER when we got home from VA to get her checked out.
Gwyneth's lazy eye is actually getting a little worse...so, we're going to schedule a minor surgery to help strengthen her right eye. We'll get a phone call sometime soon and will know more then, which we'll convey to you. The surgery is outpatient and usually only takes about 45 minutes...the success rate is about 80% (meaning 20% need further surgery).
In the meantime, we'll continue with the eye patch (the patch in my last post was not the patch she uses...that was just for fun) and hope that it will improve on it's own.
All in all, it was a long day, reminding us of our time in Durham...but, in the end, we were able to come home and enjoy the evening together!