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Finally caught up to me so I'm taking a "me" weekend

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.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KANOE10 4/7/2013 9:32AM

    I hope you feel better soon. Get some rest!

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AUNTB63 4/6/2013 10:23AM

    emoticon emoticon coming your way. Rest and feel better soon.

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MESEATURTLE 4/6/2013 7:30AM

    Get well soon.!!

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NEW-CAZ 4/6/2013 7:16AM

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THOMS1 4/5/2013 6:15PM

    emoticon take it easy and listen to the doctor.

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LIVINGFREE19 4/5/2013 5:34PM

    That is great to hear that you are taking extra time for yourself, wonderful!

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PATRICIA441 4/5/2013 5:23PM

    Glad you were able to get a doctors checkup just to be sure. Hope the meds do the trick for you. Keeping you in prayer. So glad you are going to have a nice relaxing weekend! Take care of you!! Healing hugs. Pat

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LRSILVER 4/5/2013 4:35PM

    I hope you feel better.

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