Friday, February 25, 2011

Add Another Item to the List

Okay, despite how I've been feeling lately, I've worked really hard to keep my blog posts upbeat and positive. Sorry, but that is not going to happen today. This post is mainly for me, since I am a horrible journal keeper, so that I can look back and remember all that went on.

So I went to the doctor today. Just a normal visit to check up on my diabetes and all my medications. Love my doctor, his nurse is awesome, his office is great, I hardly ever have to wait, love them, totally recommend them. Anyway during the visit I mentioned these little episodes I've been having. Randomly my heart starts racing super fast. It beats so fast and so hard that my chest hurts, I get really really light headed and nauseated. I feel really sick and have to go lay/lie (sorry, never can remember which one to use) down. They have just been happening the last month. Now my heart rate is normally fast, but this just feels weird when it happens. Anyway, I mentioned it at my appointment this morning and next thing I know I changing into a gown getting ready for an EKG. Of course with my luck, or lack thereof, it was abnormal. Perfect! I mean, it's just what I needed, another health issue! For New Year's I found out I had diabetes and now just in time for my birthday I find out all this about my heart. When it rains, it pours! So now I am off to see a specialist and to try and sort all of this out. I blame my parents. Nice genetics Harvey and DeeAnn! Both my parents had hypertension (high blood pressure), oh wait, so do I! Thanks. My dad also had several heart attacks and heart procedures before he died. It just so happens that February is heart health month!
I see the specialist a week from Monday so hopefully I can get all my questions answered then. The thing that concerns me the most is that my mom offered to take a day off work to come to the appointment with me. I mean of course my mom has worried about my health lately with all the diabetic stuff, but she never mentioned coming to an appointment. My mom is a nurse with critical care experience so I told her the specific things that showed up on the EKG and she got kinda quiet and told me to take the soonest available appointment and that she was willing to come with me. I wasn't super worried, but now I feel like maybe I should be. Besides wondering how serious this all is, I worry about how it will effect me fertility wise. If it is a serious heart condition will they let me do IVF? Just a lot to deal with.
Basically I feel like it was a crappy start to the weekend. Anyway, just feeling like I have had more than my fair share of health issues this year. Just needed to vent.
On a happier note, Nate gets off of work soon and I want to something fun this weekend! I am also trying a new recipe tonight that I am really excited about it!


The Durfee Family said...

Kim, I am so sorry to hear about that. We will keep you in our prayers. If you need anything or someone to talk to, I am always here. I hope you get feeling better!

Elizabeth said...

Kim, I do hope you had a fabulous weekend and birthday today! I'm sorry it's pouring right now for you! That's definitely not cool! We'll be praying you have a good appointment with your specialist next week! Love you!

Dawney said...

I am so sorry, Kim. If there is anything I can do for you- just let me know!
Your mom is probably just extra worried about your heart because she went through it with your dad. It could just be a sensitive issue for her, and so she jumps at the thought of ANYTHING heart related.
If you can make it- we are meeting at Tuccano's on St. Patty's day at 11am for our next luch. We would LOVE to see you!