Flashback Monday – Two Fibs, An Interrogation And An Ambush

Originally Posted on October 12,
2010

  

I had my AICD interrogation last week and
the report said I had a fibrilation episode last month while I was
having my stress echo. It lasted all of 76 seconds. I also had some
episodes of irregular heart beats over the weekend, which can be
very disconcerting, so I went to my regular cardiologist to check
if all is well. Having two fibrillation episodes in a seven month
period (also had one in February when I ran after my dog up a hill
in a foot and a half of snow) was a bit of concern for my
cardiologist, and he was considering switching me off of the coreg
and onto another drug, the name I can’t remember (I’m terrible with
names). Doing that switch however requires a hospital stay, and
thankfully, he decided to leave my meds as they are. Although I had
a remote interrogation last week, he decided to do another
yesterday in case my extra beats were really fibrillations. They
were not, just a bunch of extra beats. Still pretty uncomfortable
though. While I was sitting there, he asked if I had my flu shot,
and I said no, and next thing I know, the nurse is at my side with
a syringe, sliding a needle into my arm. Yes, they ambushed me, and
like a baby, I folded and took the shot. No ill effects today, just
soreness around the area. The bottom line is that if I get any more
fibrillations, or the extra heart beats increase, I will have to
switch up my medications and that means a hospital stay and I aint
having that! So time to meditate. Be calm
gentle spirit, be calm …

UPDATE: This season I decided not to take a flu shot and opted instead to go the homeopathic route. So far, no flu or flu like symptoms unlike every year that I had the flu shot and got the flu.

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