I’ve debated whether or not to share this with you, but figured why not. I share so much of what happens in my life with you anyhow, right?
So Monday I had this this thing inserted under the skin in my upper chest – it’s called a loop recorder and it basically records my heart’s rhythms. The goal will be to determine what’s causing these random episodes of racing heart I seem to have.
I’ve had them ever since I was 16 and they can be rather disturbing. I’m not in any pain when they happen, it’s just that all of a sudden my pulse will go from normal to like 160 in nano-seconds. The last episode I had was around Christmas and it lasted a good hour and sent me to the ER. But of course, by the time I got there the episode had ended. I finally met with a doctor who thinks he knows what it is that I have and if he’s right, it’s benign. But after dealing with these episodes for half my life I just really wanted the diagnosis, so here I am with this thing in my chest. (I feel very Hunger Games.) The good news is my heart is healthy – I have normal blood pressure and the last time they took my pulse it was 64 (I credit this to my new healthy way of eating).
Anyhow, I’ve been in a fair amount of pain and discomfort the past couple days – more than I anticipated – and have been dosing in and out (thanks to the painkillers). So if I’m a bit incoherent or sporadic with my postings for the remainder of the week – you’ll know why. I hope to be more with it here in the next week.
Thanks, friends. I’m off to sleep and watch random shows I’ve DVR’d over the past few days.