Thursday, September 10, 2009

Not getting much accomplished these days. Well, I should qualify that. I'm not getting much accomplished towards my weight loss goals. Getting plenty done around the house though -- that's at least a good thing.

Last Friday I woke up with a pain in my chest. I calmly analyzed it: not unbearably painful, definitely not heart burn, didn't radiate out to my arm or neck or back or anything, went away when I shifted. So I went back to sleep. Next morning I noticed I was having these fluttery type of heartbeats -- like when you're nervous and your heart skips a beat, or when you've worked out and your heart pounds -- short episodes like that -- just not normal. Not painful. But not normal. After the entire weekend of waiting for this to go away I decided to have the doctor check it out onTuesday. Of course they sent me to the ER for monitoring. They confirmed I was not having a heart attack. The ER doctor told me he wasn't worried but the cardiologist needed to confirm. And after three hours of monitoring they let me go home. Told me to make an appointment to see the cardiologist this week so they can start monitoring me. No big deal. Just a precaution. And that's where I'm at now.

Small exertions make me out of breath so I don't know whether or not to work through that or wait to hear what the doctor says tomorrow. I'm erring on the side of waiting for info -- one week without exercise won't kill me I guess -- don't like it, but it won't kill me. I'm a little nervous even though they told me not to be. I'm thinking it's the heart fluttery thing that makes me feel like I'm nervous -- so then that makes me nervous. . . hard to explain but in short I'm kind of distracted. . . while waiting. . . I hate waiting.
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    How un-nerving! Take it easy and let us know what you find out. emoticon
    4346 days ago
  • RIQUI1
    I completely agree with Allison! Take care of yourself, but take this time off until you know more. There's no point in making things more difficult for yourself by working out when you actually shouldn't be - especially if you are talking to him tomorrow. Besides, if you are able to keep your eating under control, not exercising won't be that damaging!!

    I hope that, regardless of this, you have a great day! Try not to let it bother you "too much" and relax as much as you can!
    4346 days ago
    So sorry to hear this news. I hope everything is ok. I think you're doing the right thing by waiting to see what is really going on, if there is anything. The heart is not something to mess with. Please keep us posted and take care of yourself.
    4346 days ago
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