Update

I feel good again today, but I wouldn't want you to think it's been an easy week. Tuesday morning–6:30 Tuesday morning, I woke up with palpitations that continued for two hours, then suddenly stopped and everything seemed back to normal. I waited to call the cardiologist until after having a lovely lunch at Frick Park Cafe with old friends. The nurse told me to come in the next day and get a 24 hour halter monitor, which I will return to them in another couple of hours.

I don't know what the monitor will show. I didn't feel great on Tuesday, but that may have been fear (and guilt that I didn't call the Dr. immediately). I didn't feel so great yesterday either. Today I feel terrific again. I have already done my leg exercises, cleaned my kitchen and accomplished several other things I've been putting off. So the monitor may not show anything. The next step would be a smaller monitor I would wear for a month. Since I can't shower with this one, I can't imagine how the other one will work. Hope I don't have to find out.

4 thoughts on “Update

  1. I’m so glad that you are following through on all this. You are in my thoughts, and I sure hope that you are feeling better every day. Nothing is worse than doing everything you are supposed to do and still feeling bad.

  2. Stacie,
    You are a sweetheart. I appreciate your concern. Sometimes it’s hard to decide what is a minor annoyance and what constitutes an emergency, or at least, something important. Even the doctors I’ve spoken to have trouble with that distinction. And there’s nothing worse than going through the pain of the emergency room and all the tests and then finding you really have nothing happening. Or worse, they tell you it’s all in your head. It’s certainly my intention to take all this seriously. They put me on another medication and I’m waiting for the stress test in a couple of weeks. I will try very hard to take care of myself.

  3. I have had to wear one before..they don’t really interfere too much.
    Please take care of yourself…you are number one and until this gets straightened out be extra cautious….
    Call first, ask questions later…
    Ok…nagging will stop now…
    just concerned…

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