This morning I was got up with the goal of going to a Bodypump class. Then, Hubby called to talk about something going on with one of RJ’s classmates. After that , the thought of the going to the gym went away. I ate breakfast, looked through my Feedly feed and decided, “I’m going to blog today!”
I had to actually look at my home page to see what my last post was about. Turns out it a “random”, but the main thing that it was the day before I got my cardiac event monitor. So, I’ll catch up up with that. I wore the monitor for one month. The monitor would automatically pick up on and record events. However, I could also manually record events if I felt them. I only manually recorded an event once in the 30 days. I was thinking that the $200 I had to pay for the monitor was a waste and my doctor was going to tell me I was crazy.
About a week after I mailed the monitor in, my doctor called me. He had received the 30 days of recordings from the monitor and was ready to discuss the findings. He said the monitor recorded 6 events during that month! I was shocked because I’d only felt the 1 I manually recorded. *The monitor makes noise when it records. I’d heard the noise several times, but because I didn’t feel anything, I thought it was just a test. It happened in church once and people at first people thought I phone was ringing and then I think they thought I was dying!* My doctor told me I have Sinus Trachycardia. It’s a condition where my heart rate excels sporadically, due to exercise, stress, fright or a little of anything. He said I could go to the cardiologist and work with him to make it stop, take beta blockers to slow the heart rate or do nothing at all because it won’t kill me or get worse. So, I’m doing nothing. I’m just happy to know that what I was experiencing was not just in my head and I that I was able to prove that to my doctor.
The moral of the story:
NO one knows your body like you do. Pay attention to it and don’t let people or doctors discount an issue you know you’re having. I’m a Golden Girls junkie so:
I’m thankful my doctor was and is NOT like Dr Bud, but some are.