Today, I had a second echocardiogram to make sure nothing is going on with my ticker. At one point in life, I wondered if my heart was the only good body part I have, then it starts going haywire. I started passing out, staying more dizzy than usual daily, and feeling like I have a flock of butterflies in my chest. Then my legs and ankles start swelling out of the blue. Along with that came shortness of breath. Sooooooooo, off to the cardiologist. He ordered blood work and the echo. Now comes the waiting phase, again….
During the echo today, the technician states “what in the world is that?”, as she circles whatever she saw. She quickly changes the subject and attempts to get my mind off what she said. As I was leaving, she repeatedly told me that I’ll hear from the office soon and to call by the end of the week if I haven’t.
I cannot get what she said out of my head. What did she see? I’ll go nuts before they call. I’m learning to hate time again. God grant me the strength and wisdom not to worry and the wisdom to handle it appropriately.
My thoughts and prayers are with you. Hey was it you worrying that kept me awake last night? I hope you ring the doctor and also sort out that very unprofessional technician – let`s hope she was eating her sandwich and didn`t like the contents eh? ((((((((((hugs))))))))))
You are too funny. Unfortunately, worry was the only thing keeping me up last night. Went to bed at 2am. Awoke without my worry bug. It is what it is. I’m making lemonade with my lemons today. Not going to let something I cannot control stress me any longer. Have a great, beautiful day! ((((((((((Hugs back at you)))))))))))))
Please be strong, and stop worrying for now. Rest. God loves you! xoxo
Its a pity the technician had to cause you so much stress. Perhaps if you give the doctor a call?
It really is a shame. I’m wide awake now trying not to worry. Going to call tomorrow to talk to doctor. Thanks for your comment! The more I thought about it, I had already decided to call.
Hope you manage to get some sleep.
Thank you so much for the kind words! I finally went to sleep around 2am.
You sure we just met? Sounds like you have kmown me for years. Been referred to a genetics specialist. Waiting for them to contact ,e about an appointment.
I had triple by-pass 2006 and doing well but calcification of aortic network advancing mildly. I’m 63. A while back when doing the echo, the tech exclaimed “HOLY S _ _ T !” So I know what waiting for the report means. I’m still here and it seems so are you. I take 3,000 mg fish oil a day, no bacon/sausage and no fries/macburgers . Those eliminations are a much healthier diet and don’t miss BP meds.
Been off b/p meds and salt for over 4 years now. Eating healthier than I ever have. Exercise 1 hour plus 5 times weekly. Not sure what else I can do. I can’t take the fish oils, messes with my stomach. I’m 47, and I plan on seeing 50! I’ve earned it. Thanks for your comment did not mean to ramble. Glad to hear you are doing so well!