Well, I am not feeling so great. I am actually sitting here trying to decide if I am short of breath or not as I write this. I can never tell until after the fact. I spent all day yesterday in bed and this morning I woke up with chest pains (the first time I’ve had chest pains since returning from Cleveland). Something is definitely off and I do not know what it is. I am totally naush, chest pains, and so so tired. I spoke with my doctor already, he told me to take a couple tylenol and call him if I do not feel any better. So I guess we shall see…
This may sound crazy but I am most annoyed because I had an appointment to get my hair cut today. I have been trying to do this since November. Pre Cleveland there was no shot of sitting there long enough to get it done I was way too weak and since I’ve been back it’s all I’ve wanted to do. It may not seem like a big deal to anyone else but it’s huge for me… I want to do “normal” things again. Yet, now I must cancel (again). I just feel so blah today and a haircut can really make a difference (all the ladies understand what I’m talking about here).
On Friday it was a routine check up at the cardiologist. We saw my heart on the echocardiogram (a sonogram for the heart) and it looks the same: the bottom wall and back wall of my heart are not moving at all because of the scarring. He says that now my heart is stablilized with the Kicker it is time for intensive drug therapy. These drugs have proven to get the heart functioning and he says it’s my best bet. He upped the dosage of one called a beta blocker. I am already on this med since October and it lowers my blood pressure. He said to expect to feel fatigued for the first two weeks as my body becomes accustomed to the new dose. Well, I took that high dose yesterday and 40 minutes after that I was dunzo. I had felt great in the morning but then had to spend the rest of the day in bed after taking my meds.
So, I guess it’s another day in the house for me. I will keep you posted on any new developments.