Sunday, November 18, 2012
So yesterday there was a free teen Heart check up put on by one of the local hospitals. I wanted to get the kids checked (have wanted to get them checked) for sometime now. With our insurance though, they wouldn't cover any type of heart check up and with 3 kids, there was just no way to have them checked out...sad to say, but....what can I say 3 X's a couple of grand each...can't do it. So when I caught wind of this free heart check...you bet I signed the kids right up for it.
With my family history and my own history...coming up on my 5 yr anniversary this coming Wednesday of my heart attack. They had to be checked. I get the kids checked in and I'm told that the kids go back and the parents can go sit in the cafeteria..okay, whatever. I go and sit. There is a health fair going on in the cafeteria. I sit at a table near a rather handsome looking dude
what can I say... I'm sitting there, not sure what he was there for. I hear him talking to some people and realize it was all related to weight problems. I hear him talk to a few different people I finally got up and went to his table. He says to me that I dont need the info to what he was there for cause it was obvious to him that I'm in shape, I dont have weight lose blah, blah...We talk about all different things. Start talking about what kinds of test they are running on the kids etc... he tells me that they'll do ECHO's on the kids if there is only a reason found by the cardiologist. Not even 2-3 minutes later my 14 yr old daughter comes out with her smiley face sticker saying she is healthy. She comes out and says to me, John is getting an ECHO done??? Echo? are you sure ECHO. She says yeah, that the two of them went at the same time to get the EKG and that they popped him right off the table and said he needed the ECHO done. The issue he has isn't serious, but serious enough that I was told he needs to have a follow up with a cardiologist. He has what I had when I was actually in the hospital before being diagnosed with a heart attack. His heart will show on the EKG 2 heart beats up and 1 down, 2 up, 1 down, 2 up, 1 down. It's not beating the correct way. The cardiologist and the doctor that performed the ECHO talked with me, told me that he can continue to run but he has to be seen by a cardiologist...my head was spinning a million miles a minute!!! I actually have to make my own appointment with my cardiologist tomorrow for my 6 month check up...I still go every 6 months....I, since the heart attack developed a racing heart beat and irregular heart beat. So I now am back to every 6 months and yearly stress tests. I call tomorrow for my appointment and will ask about having my son looked at.
My girls though both of them are A-ok. thank goodness!!! OMG!! Looks like they were lucky to get daddy's teeth issues and it kinda looks like that my son got my side of the family heart issues...
Love my babies to pieces and this is stressing me out a bit...just a bit.