Friday, April 05, 2013
I've been having a rough couple of weeks, thanks to my darn mitral valve prolapse. It's been in good control for at least 9 years, but last week symptoms started to return - pounding heart beat, short of breath, extra tired. It started gradually and I thought it would subside, but the past 2-3 days it's been almost constant. Uncomfortable, but not life threatening. I knew what it was because it's happened before so I wasn't alarmed, and I hate to complain.
Two years ago my med was reduced, and if the symptoms came back I was to up it and see my doc. I upped it today, called the doc but she was off and I couldn't get an appointment for 2 weeks. Her partner wanted me to go to the ER. No way. Been there, done that, when this happened 9 years ago. They didn't do anything.
I asked who else could see me and they had me come right in. I saw the partner, who agreed the MVP was acting up and wrote me a new prescription for the higher dose.
Now I'm exhausted. So this weekend I'm taking extended "me" time, the whole weekend. No exercise, lots of rest, not doing anything I don't feel like doing. I'm going to be totally lazy.