How’s that for a title???
So, first of all, today my little blog is 6 months old. 🙂 Woo Hoo! So, “Happy Birthday Ramblings”. How time flies when you’re having fun, right?
So, I’ve decided it’s time for some ‘tweaking’. I’ve been trying to post twice a week and that has become a chore. I wanted this to be fun, not work – so I’m cutting back to a weekly schedule with extras during the week as time/energy permits.
Now for ‘life events’…. If you keep up here, you may remember that I fainted and fell back in October. None of the tests showed anything until the Holter monitor – which I wore for 48 hours and felt no different at all. I thought it was a waste of time. However, it did show irregularities with my heart and the Cardiologist that I’ve seen feels that’s what caused the fainting episode.
Paroxysmal Supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT) – and for all you non-medical people out there – that’s fancy words for “an abnormally rapid heart rythym arising from electrical activity in the upper part of the heart”. And if you are medical – just yell at me if I’ve got it wrong. Hopefully in this case it can be managed by meds, which I am already on. A visit to a Cardiologist in a couple of weeks who specializes in this problem will tell me more.
So, I basically have a ‘short circuit’ in my heart. Could be a lot worse and I have MUCH to be thankful for!
First, thanks for the ‘half-birthday’ wishes 🙂 And, I think everyone has some sort of ‘electrical activity’ in their heart – apparently mine is not exactly the right kind. Beta blockers are what they’re trying right now, and so far no side effects…. though a good bit has changed since I wrote this post. They moved my 2nd cardiologist appointment up to this past Tuesday and on Wednesday he implanted a “loop recorder” in my chest (it was NOT a fun week). This thing has an extremely long battery life and operates via an app on my phone. All very… Read more »
Happy Half Birthday to you!
So, why is there “electrical activity” in your heart? I’m always amazed by these diagnoses! Well, the good news is you’re still here 🙂 and they feel they can control the situation with medication. What sort of meds help with that? Are you having any side effects from it? It seems they’re often fixing one problem by creating another, ha ha.
Seriously, Iris, glad you’re okay xoxo
Hopefully the medication will be the answer, Iris. It’s scary when weird things happen to our body like that!
It is scary – even when I know that as you get older all sorts of things can go wrong with one’s body – just never expect it to MY body.