Thursday, November 19, 2009

an update, an not a very funny one at that

Be still my beating heart... No, for real, cut it out. So my heart decided to just kinda throw itself out of whack a while back. I hate taking time out of taking care of my family to have to take care of myself. It's a fault, not admirable, I know. It's the same reason I don't take the time for myself to exercise, or plan healthier meals... I just don't have time to be sick, to think about myself, to take any time away from the family.

But I guess with all this heart crap, I'm gonna have to. You know, I think they may need me around for awhile. So this is what's up with the heart stuff, since some of you have been asking me and I kinda left that out there with the whole heart monitor thing.
My ol' ticker just kinda freaks itself out sometimes and starts racing. There are times that I feel like I'm having a heart attack and I'm about to pass out aren't recorded, so I have no idea how fast my heart is going then or for how long. But there are other times that I just felt a little "flutter" that are recorded. At those times my heart is just jumping to 200 beats a minute for like 6 seconds and then going back to normal.

The long and short of it is that it's not normal, and it's not good. So I went to a cardiologist who basically told me he doesn't want to mess with me and is sending me to a special cardiologist. I thought any cardio. dr. was a specialist, but evidently I am very very special. So he changed my heart meds. to something stronger, patted my back and wished me luck with all this stuff. So I go see the "special guy" right after Thanksgiving. As in, the day my husband is suppose to move to another state without me to start his new job.

So I guess if I haven't talked about my stuff, it's more an avoidance of what's going on than anything. I can't fix it myself, so I am just acting like it's not there. At least until the 30th when I go to the big dr. in the big city and have to deal with it. But thanks for caring guys.. I'll try to be better about keeping you posted.

9 comments:

M said...

You were right. Not funny.

Danielle (Life with the Hewitt Family) said...

I hope your ticker gets to tickin' right!

My husband is going through some problems with his heart rate. It just drives me crazy how the doctors can be concerned one minute and then the next it is no big deal. My husband's new meds are really working and they won't be able to see him until December 7th - Grrr!

Mama SeWELL said...

Wow! Thats freaky! I hope the Dr. gets you on the right track. Wish you the best of luck with that & the big move...thats to much going on this close to the holidays!

Nicole said...

Oh I'm sorry hon, thats horrible. I know how hard it is to stop everything and do something for yourself. But, you just have to do it!

I hope you find a new and really good cardiologist where you are moving to. If I were anywhere near you, I'd offer to help out!

I hope everything works out and there is nothing serious going on. But i dont know your history and if it's already something serious. Take care of yourself!

obladi oblada said...

Nope, not funny at all. I hope the special specialist can find some answers....

Carri said...

Well that is an awefull lot of info. I am sorry you are dealing with health issues of your own but I am glad you are taking care of yourself. Your children and husband need you around for a very long time. Good luck with the appt. and cant wait to see you let us all know how everything is good and itwa sjust a scare that is an easy fix.

Mommy Inbetween said...

Wishing you all the best!

Michelle said...

I'm sorry to hear what you're going through and have to go to the special cardio dr with your hubby gone :( Praying you get some answers from this appt!

heidi said...

Ok, I'm totally going to read ahead but this was a scary post. :-(