Happy Sunday! I’m hoping the technical difficulties have been resolved. I’d planned to post a reading for today, but life had other plans.
Last Saturday night (actually the early morning hours of Feb. 27) I hardly got any sleep because my heart was beating like crazy. I’d had an occasional palpitation in the past, but nothing like this. Sunday morning, I got up and went through my usual Sunday routine: breakfast, church, some grocery shopping, lunch, play cards with Dean, nap, supper, TV. I ignored my crazy heart, which seemed to settle down some.
Tuesday afternoon I had my semiannual checkup with my doctor, who usually gives me an EKG during my exam. Both the EKG and the stethoscope revealed the cause of my crazy heart palpitations: atrial fibrillation, or afib. My doctor sent me to the ER, where I waited on a gurney in the ER hallway for several hours. I spent the next two nights in an ER exam room, being treated for afib with two medications: a beta blocker to slow down my heart rate and a blood thinner to prevent clots caused by the afib. The third day I was moved to a regular room, which was much more comfortable than the ER bed (I had been moved from the gurney to an ER bed).
While I was in the ER, Dean (DH) was allowed to stay with me 24/7. But when I was moved to a regular room, he had to observe visiting hours. I have to say I’m a blessed woman. He wouldn’t leave my side, except to go home and shower on Wednesday and when he had to leave when visiting hours were over.
I was discharged on Friday. I continue to take the two medications, and I have a CARDIOVERSION scheduled as an outpatient procedure on Friday, March 18. According to the Mayo Clinic website, “Cardioversion is a medical procedure that restores a normal heart rhythm in people with certain types of abnormal heartbeats (arrhythmias). Cardioversion is usually done by sending electric shocks to your heart through electrodes placed on your chest. It’s also possible to do cardioversion with medications.”
Fortunately, I’ll be asleep during the procedure and, barring any complications, should be able to go home the same day.
That being said, I just didn’t post a blog for today, although I was able to post one for Ash Wednesday. Hopefully, I’ll be back on schedule this coming week.
I’m not doing much. I tire easily, but I seem to be feeling better every day.
Your prayers are appreciated. Indeed, prayers have already been answered. I know God’s got this. He is the one in charge of my life, in control of the events. He allows things into our lives for a purpose. And I trust HIm.
I have His peace.
Thank you for your prayers.
God bless you.