Last week when the dr's office told me to return the monitor, that he had enough data and I had extra heartbeats, I was certain he wanted to talk to me about some invasive tests, or worse. It was a long weekend. I didn't really worry; they would have put me in the hospital if it had been really bad, but I'm supposed to go to San Francisco next week with Robin. I didn't want to ruin the trip. So, what was it all about?
He explained how the heart works, what the read-out showed, etc. He thought I was feeling those extra beats when there were none. Although the monitor technicians always asked me what I had been feeling, and I always told them the monitor was doing this all by itself, evidently that was not conveyed to the dr. I felt something only 4 times in the 2 weeks and those were the extra beats. Everything else was normal. I don't know what that damn monitor, which went off every day but one, was doing. The dr asked if I felt good: I do. He told me that was what was important and sent me on my way.
Remember my earlier question about when you tell things to the dr, and the long discussion we had about it? Well, this time I should have kept my mouth shut. True confession cost me two weeks of aggravation and $50 in co-pays. I think I'm going back to my earlier stance of not talking to drs unless I am desparate.