Wednesday, February 27, 2013
So, my heart has been racing at over 100 bpm for a resting rate. It was occasional for a while now, as in months, but the last few weeks, it's been constant. And then my breathing... my upper chest and throat constrict and get all tight when I talk or do much. My voice also dies out. I also get lightheaded...
All of this has brought my "getting back in shape" routine to a screeching halt. EKG, bloodwork, Echo all done. A few blood numbers slightly out of range, but nothing that sets off alarms for the doctor. Next stop is yet another appt in the morning to check my oxygen levels and some more tests... and likely get a heart monitor to take home for a day or so... oh, the joy.
You can tell I'm so thrilled. Honestly, I'm getting sick of being ... well... sick. This has also put everything else in my life to a screeching halt as well... If I can't walk 20 feet without nearly passing out, I can't go to work or school. I'm frustrated as hell.
I guess since my dad is a heart patient, they're focusing more on my heart. Also, that's been going on longer anyway... but what about my breathing? Since my doc is unavailable tomorrow, I'm seeing another one. I think I've seen this one before. it's a new clinic to me, but the name sounds familiar.
Ugh. Not a happy penguin.