I went to my cardiologist today to find out the results of my echocardiogram. My pulse was at 122 when I got there and I told the nurse I was anxious. When the Doc came in, he asked what was going on. I told him I was scared, he was compassionate and then I cried like a crazy person. Long story short, my heart is healthy and normal. There is no need for me to take meds unless my pulse stays high all the time when I get pregnant. Good news.
This ordeal has been emotionally draining but I have had some significant spiritual growth during this time.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I had my echo cardiogram today. The technician said that he didn't see any aliens or problems but, "the doctor would be able to read the results better." I'm taking that to mean that everything looks normal, but he had to put in the disclaimer to cover his butt. On the way there I prayed to be *"seated in the heavenlies", which I am, and to be filled with His peace. I was very relaxed and making jokes with the ultrasound technician. We even had a short exchange about how amazing the heart is and that there is definitely a God.
Outcome: Yay God! It was a good day.
I have a follow up with the doc on Wednesday.
BTW, I think that it is amazing that everyone was given fingers with perfect proportions to their nostrils and ear holes. Think about it, everyone's fingers will fit into their own nostrils and ears. Other people's nostrils and ears may be too big or too small for your fingers, but your own are just right. Yep, intelligent design.
Monday, October 19, 2009
This week I go for an ultrasound on my heart to be sure there is no damage. I'm a little scared. It is uncommon for IST to cause heart damage but possible, the ultrasound is really just a precautionary thing, but still a little scary. The less I think about it, the better I feel. It's not like there is anything I could do about it if there was damage, plus "who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life" (matt 6:27)
I've had a good week, but today I'm feeling a little melancholy.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
There is a lot of unpleasantness surrounding today.
Today is my dad's birthday, he passed away almost 2 years ago, I still miss him terribly. He was a wonderful father and great friend.
My son is sick. This is the second night in a row that he was up most of the night.
Yesterday I found out that I have Inappropriate Sinus Tachycardia, which means that I have an abnormally high heart rate with no explanation. The good news is that it won't kill me or shorten my life span and it is unlikely that I have heart damage. The bad news is that it makes me anxious and there is a small possibility of heart damage...which makes me anxious.
All things considered I'm in a pretty good mood.
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present you requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus." Phil 4:6-7
BTW, while I was typing this my son stood up at the end of his VeggieTales dvd, started clapping and said, "Yay, good moobie."
OK, I am going to go figure out how to celebrate my dad today.
but first.... a good morning peek-a-boo