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Thursday, October 31, 2019



So, doctor appointment was pretty good yesterday. The tech who took my vitals tried to say it could be anxiety that caused my heart rate to drop so low. I wanted to ask her if she had ever had an anxiety attack before, because that is not how it works. At least not with anyone I know. But the doc (LNP) knew better, thank goodness. She ordered a whole bunch of labs, all of my yearly vitamin labs because apparently some deficiencies can cause this, and thyroid. We ordered my records from my previous clinic because I had several ultrasounds and x-rays done that I want them to follow up on, one being of my thyroid showing one being enlarged with nodules on it.

Feeling better this morning, but then I normally do this early in the morning. I'm thinking I may need to switch coffee back to an every now and again thing and not let myself drink it everyday, maybe the sugar and creamer I put in it are what is making me feel icky in the morning. Maybe not, but by process of elimination, I can figure it out. Too late this morning, I was on autopilot and got a cup, but tomorrow I'll drink at least 16 oz of water before I let myself have any coffee. That is supposed to be a very beneficial thing to do.



I told DH this on Sunday. I have 'cabin fever' as Aunt G put it. I don't get out enough, I have no way of getting out (car battery is dead and we have not replaced it since I'm not supposed to drive till okayed by neurologist), and I really felt it on Sunday. So, the kids are going to spend the night with their grandparents on Friday and we are going on a date. Don't know what we are going to do, but we are going! There is a mandatory 'fun run' on Friday, no way to opt out or anything, so the kids are staying home that day. My youngest is still having health issues, and no way am I going to make her walk/run 2.5 miles out in the heat (it is supposed to be warm on Friday by the time she would be walking). I'm all for them getting exercise, but when the school nurse told me frankly that this was the principal's pet project and she wasn't sure a doctor's note would be enough... I almost called the principal to chew her out!! So, my kids will have their first unexcused absence of the year. So I'll spend all day with the kids, then their grandparents will pick them up before DH gets home for the day, and I'll get ready for date night. DH almost suggested we watch movies at home and order take in... um.. NO! Whole point is to get me out of the house for some fun.

It was nice to get out with Aunt G, though I'm starting to worry about her. She has told me the same several stories over and over the last few times I've seen her. And her driving! Scary!! We went and found a Chinese restaurant, and ate there, then came back to the house and hung out for a bit. We still tried to be home before the kids usual time, even though they had a Halloween dance, because the date on the form were wrong and I had to cross them out and put in the proper date, so, just in case. But, it was nice of her to drive me, and to go out to eat and just talk. Her birthday is Sunday and I have no idea what we will be doing for it, but we are doing something as a family. I'm going to get her a 'joy' devotional and either a gratitude journal or a prayer journal.

I've been okayed to work out, but to watch my heart rate. When it dropped the other day, I had two caffeinated drinks beforehand. I thought my heart rate was racing till I tried to take my pulse, what a surprise!! I still am finding it hard to believe. I'm not really sure what to do other than keep an eye on it, and if my fitbit has been correct, I've had several more strange things happen with my heart rate since Monday. But, I won't go into it, I'll just say it is mostly worrisome because my Dad had his first open heart surgery before I was even born. A lot of people on my Dad's side died young because of heart attacks or had other heart problems. They want me to wear a holter monitor if the labs come back fine, but we discovered with DH that it is expensive and only says something happened, not what. Seems like a waste of time. I know DH is upset about how much they are charging us for him wearing one and getting so little information.

Okay, almost time to get the kids up, I'm going to have some breakfast first. Hope you all have a fantastic Thursday!!

~Flea

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  • LITTLEGUYSMOM1
    emoticon I hope you have a wonderful date!
    16 days ago
  • RREDFORD5
    I did the holter monitor a few years back after my first panic attack, in order to rule out cardiac (I have bad paternal side cardiac history, too, though my own is still sterling; that's why I'm so strict with myself about health. Anyway.) We thought it was a pretty expensive experience, too, though the information was good, not only because of the good news my heart's still great. (I was then diagnosed with generalized anxiety. I've since discovered the trigger, and also some ways that work for me to deal with the panic attacks, so no worries here. Anyway!) I'm glad you have a practitioner who listens to you, and is aware of how women differ from men when doing checkups and exams-that's everything! Take good care.
    17 days ago
  • CHERI*ANN7
    Ask your Dr to do a thyroid TSH test(thyroid stimulating thyroid). I have Hashimoto's which is an autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism. Body fights the very thing it needs! Thyroid issues affect everything, heart, weight loss, bathroom habits, skin and more.
    17 days ago
  • CHERI*ANN7
    Ask your Dr to do a thyroid TSH test(thyroid stimulating thyroid). I have Hashimoto's which is an autoimmune disease that causes hypothyroidism. Body fights the very thing it needs! Thyroid issues affect everything, heart, weight loss, bathroom habits, skin and more.
    17 days ago
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  • HMBROWN1
    Hope you find out what is going on! Have a great day!
    17 days ago
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