Whew!!! I've been through it today. X-rays, blood work, Cat Scan. I am a firm believer that everything happens for a reason, and, despite how miserable I am right now, I guess the pain from this pulled muscle was meant to be because if it hadn't been so severe, I would have gone on to work and not to the hospital. But it was severe, so severe that I had no other choice but to go.
The first thing they found was that I had high blood pressure 183 over 130, but that's not the worst of it. My lower back is riddled with arthritis, but I already knew that, and the X-ray showed something on my lung, and the Cat Scan made it all the more conclusive. I have a nodule on my left lung, and I am so, so scared at this time. I want to cry, but it hurts too much. I'm scheduled for medical on Friday morning and from there they will send me for a biopsy.
I need your support, my dear friends. Please send healing thoughts. I love you all.