Friday, March 18, 2011

Heart Trouble

On Tuesday I had another incidence of supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).  I tried getting my heart to slow down by itself, but it would not do so.  I ended up calling an ambulance and completely freaking out my family.  Fairly sure that it was not caused by pregnancy this time, as it is virtually impossible for me to get pregnant without a team of medical professionals.

Yes, I am planning on going to see a cardiologist as soon as I can.  I do not know what they will do for me, though.  My heart usually stays in a normal sinus rhythm, and this is only the second time I have had SVT.  Also, it fixed itself on the way to the hospital.  I do not think they will do anything much unless it happens frequently, and I am symptomatic, and it needs to treated with adenosine every time.  I am willing to be checked for underlying arrhythmias, but those are going to be hard to find unless they happen frequently.  And they probably will not treat it unless it is symptomatic, or SVT happens more often.  Very frustrating.  Not sure what to do.  Just do not think that the docs are going to have any answers on this.

I may try to get back into centering prayer again.  I have sort of missed the practice.   I will try to do it when I can.  It may not happen every day, but I think it does need to happen more often.  I think there is a centering prayer group which meets on a Thursday night, but I want more info before I try to attend.

I also have a lot of appointments to make.  Cardiologist, PCP (to get to a cardiologist), dentist, eye doctor, hairdresser, gyno (for yearly), vet (for dogs checkup and vaccinations), 15 month appt for Little Guy, and a couple more phone calls for random things, just to round things out.  Makes me tired just thinking about it.  I have already made a few of the appointments, but I still have quite a few left to go.  It feels like it will take me a week just to make them all.  Then there is arranging childcare for all of them.  Sigh.  I think I know what I will be doing during nap time this afternoon.

I start swim lessons with the Little Guy tomorrow!  I am very excited about that.  I think it will be good for him and me.  This is the first class we have done together.

Off to the zoo this morning with my mother.  Just as soon as he wakes up from his nap....


~Jess said...

Yikes! All this heart stuff is so think they should have all the answers and they don't even have 1. Thinking about you.

Queenie. . . said...

I'm so sorry to hear the heart thing is troubling you again. You sound pretty laid back about it, though--I hope that means you are actually feeling pretty calm about it!

I hate appointments. I feel like my weeks just barely work as is, without adding maintenance routines to them!

Jamie said...

I hate having that to-do list - I hope you get through everything quickly and easily! Push that phone call to the cardiologist to the top of the list.

Have fun at swim lessons!