Hello from hospital!
Friday, March 09, 2012
You read it right - hospital!
Was admitted Wednesday afternoon (48 hours ago) with arrhythmia and took about 5 hours for the drugs to get my heartbeat back into normal rhythm - I was peaking at 265 bpm when the paramedics got to me at the hotel.
Even the 150 or so while I was lying in bed in the hospital was weird - feeling my pulse as it was racing and I just quietly watching tv from the bed - bizarre.
And TOTALLY my fault. On Monday I halved my heart meds because I felt so good and wanted to be able to get up to 80% of max heartrate when I was working out.
Was SO much fitter than when I was prescribed them so figured it would be fine and they were stopping my heart from being able to beat harder to help me work harder.
Then Wednesay morning we had a huge hike and I was straining on the uphills to keep up but felt really good at the end and spent 2 hours on the beach just lazing about in the water.
Had lunch, went to my room and had my 2nd last cigarette (I was seeing my therapist THAT afternoon to get her to help me off them) and afterwards had a little heart flutter but thought nothing of it.
Had my last cigarette and suddenly didn't feel good at all. Called the ambulance and here we are - i should be out tomorrow morning.
Just a couple of silly moves on my part BUT I am going back to the programme because there is not just exercise but amazingly good healthy food, tai chi, yoga....so much more I can still benefit from.
So a crappy thing to happen BUT I won't let that stop me from getting the most out of the next 2-4 weeks!
AND YES - I WILL NEVER SMOKE AGAIN! If THAT isn't enough to convince me nothing is :)
And Amy your so right - I will NOT be playing Dr with my meds any more!