Sunday, September 16, 2007

Update

Gosh, you guys are nice. Thank you so much for all the good thoughts (and prayers from those of you who do that).
So today I woke up (thank God) and still feel the same in my chest. It feels like my ryhthm goes like this: BANG....... beat...... beat.......... beat..... [pause]..... ....... [come on! come on!] ........ ..... ....... BANG...... beat...... beat......
and so on. Sometimes the series is 2 beats long, sometime it's 12 beats long. It is so unnerving. Especially waiting for the big banging first beat after the long pause.
Yesterday was my first full day on my medications. (I still can't believe when I hear myself say "my heart medications" or "my cardiologist" ... that is just weird.)
I am sluggish all day and have a headache (I never ever get headaches, so that unnerves me too), but the cardiologist said that is what the medication might make me feel like. I also feel like I'm in a dream and I'm trying hard to be sure that everybody is real and not just part of my dream. But I hear that is normal, too.
I put on my Polar heartrate monitor and I think it's probably not helping for me to sit here watching my read-out go from 38 bpm to 104 to 53 to 47 to.... those are my numbers in the last minute. It's crazy

Across the meadow and on the hill is St. Anne's Catholic Church where the bells are ringing right now. I love that sound.

My service doesn't start until 10:00 so I have a while before I have to get the kids up and showered. Even Bob is sleeping in today.

More later... Greyhound in IMing me...

13 comments:

Lisa - Slow & Steady said...

My thoughts and prayers are with you. Sounds scary!

Jumper 2.0 said...

Thanks for the update Jenny!

We'll keep the prayers rolling.

Laurie said...

Oh my goodness Jenny! That is so scary. I hope they get it under control soon. My thoughts will be with you!

brendaj said...

I'm thinking of you too!

RunBubbaRun said...

Thanks for the update..

Thinking about ya...

Take it One day at a time..

Di aka "Mrs Bigun" said...

Put. Down. The. HRM! You'll make yourself crazy - maybe you could put your beat to music? you know, plot it and make up a rythmic sort of musical score. ;)

Brent Buckner said...

Hope all is brought under control quickly and safely.

Bigun said...

jeesh...hope ya get that under control soon!

21stCenturyMom said...

What a weird, trippy, crazy thing. I hope Bob drove to church!

I am an occasional prayer and try really hard not to use God like she's Santa Clause (hee) but I'm putting it out there for you, my friend.

TriBoomer said...

You KNOW you're in my thoughs, Jenny.

Stay tuned...

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

I hope this is resolved quickly and painlessly - It will be OK!

jbmmommy said...

Prayers and positive thoughts coming your way! I'm glad to read the good update, I'd recommend the HRM sit on the shelf for a while since it will probably drive you crazy.

A funny coincidence, my best friend was diagnosed with hypothyroidism two weeks ago and then started having heart palpitations as well. She's seeing a cardiologist today. I had not heard the viral thing in association with hypothyroidism before. I hope you're back to your normal self soon.

T-Storms said...

Sorry to hear about this unfortunate ailment. I hope you receive a good prognosis - soon. My thoughts & prayers are with you.
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