Not a good way to start the day... and a Monday no less...
Monday, February 26, 2018
I woke up this morning at 7 am. I went into the bathroom and could feel my heart pounding and racing.. I took my pulse and it was upwards of 180 per minute. I sat down, took a few deep breaths to see if it would calm down on it's own. No luck. So I woke up hubby and told him I needed to go to the ER. We scrambled around trying to get out the door ASAP. Right before we walked out the door I took my pulse rate again and it was still up there way too high.
The hospital I go to was about 20 minutes away. By the time I got registered in the ER in my pulse was down to 89 of course. An EKG was done, IV line started, blood drawn, and hurry up and wait.
BP was fine, Another EKG was taken and wait some more. I had this happen last year about this same time at which time I had the million $$ cardiac workup which found nothing wrong. My cardiologist at that time said see you in March 2018.
Since everything was fine at the ER today the doc I saw said he could keep me overnight just to monitor things or I could go home. He felt safe sending me home since last time this happened nothing ever showed up. But he stressed if I felt this coming on again to get right back in to the ER. so they could try and catch what was going on.as it was happening. I called my cardio guy and moved up my recheck appointment from last years incident sooner, which I did as soon as I got home. The soonest they could get me in was March 13th.
I'm feeling fine now but I would appreciate a prayer or two that I stay that way. So ladies, February is women's heart health month. If you feel anything, get it looked at ASAP.