March 26, 2013
Around 515pm tonight, I was sitting in my office, counting down a cash register, when my heart skipped a beat. Eh, no biggie, happens every now and again to pretty much everybody. For me, it's gotten relatively routine... my doc told me it wasn't anything to worry about, after all. And then it happened again. Still, no worries... I've had it happen twice like that before. Then it happened yet again. And again. For the next five or ten minutes, my heart was doing this oddball stuff. When it happened twice in a row and I got all sweaty, I knew there was something very not good going on.
As I write this, it's around 1130pm, and I just got back from the Emergency Room. Good news! No heart attack, not even a "silent" one. In fact all my blood test results came back clean... except for one. It seems I'm hypothyroidic, which would account for some things that I was putting down to getting older. I'm not a 25 year old anymore, after all. The thyroid also has a definite tie to heart rhythm.
So tomorrow, I get to call my doctor and make an appointment. But I'm still alive, despite my body's best attempts at making me the opposite. You guys can't get rid of me that easily.
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Posted by: AvatarADV at March 27, 2013 02:41 AM (GJQTS)
Very, very glad it wasn't an actual heart attack, but you could've done without that kind of scare, I'm sure.
Posted by: GreyDuck at March 27, 2013 07:39 AM (xbP2x)
Posted by: Wonderduck at March 27, 2013 08:42 AM (prhS5)
I'm a bit jealous. Your heartrate doesn't seem to spike as high as mine does when I have an attack. 101 is downright calm. (I usually deal with 145+ heartrate while this is occuring.)
Good to know you're okay, and I hope you find an excellent cardiac physician.
Posted by: Tom Tjarks at March 27, 2013 09:46 AM (T5fuR)
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Posted by: Ben at March 27, 2013 05:30 PM (/Mdmg)
Wanna talk about high pulse rates? Read this. It's the part just before they kill me.
Posted by: Wonderduck at March 27, 2013 06:19 PM (prhS5)
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