Friday, August 14, 2009

Doctor's Visit

Got in to see my doctor about the heart thing. A few days after posting about my frustration, I decided to be a bit more assertive, and they scheduled me.

First of all, I don't know if I've mentioned it, but I have returned to Weight Watchers. I lost .8 pounds in the entire month of July--thanks to a lack of motivation and a couple family reunions. I weighed in last Saturday. When I stepped on the scale at the doctor's office this afternoon, after a week of journaling everything I've eaten and being careful of my point intake, I am down 4.5 pounds!!! I am so excited! I noticed day before yesterday that I felt skinnier and then felt even more so yesterday. This started the appointment off on a good note.

Also since making this appointment, we attended my family reunion. I had the chance, on the last day, to talk with my neice who had similar heart issues during her two pregnancies. She shared her experiences and symptoms. They sounded nearly identical to mine. She was diagnosed with SVT. It was nice to go into this appointment armed with some amount of knowledge.

So, here's how it played out. They sent me in for an EKG, and I will be going to in get a portable heart monitor to wear for two weeks. In that time, we are hopeful that there will be at least on episode that can be recorded, so we can figure out what exactly is going on. If that doesn't work, I will go in for a bit of time on a treadmill. We'll see how this all goes.


Oyama Family said...

Hope all goes well with this and they come up with some answers & solutions for you.

Patrick and Paige said...

Oh I hope it all gets sorted out. I am glad weight watchers is working out for you as well. That is exciting. Love Ya!

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