- The blood clots in my leg are gone. Thank you, Coumadin!
- I do not have hyper-something something something, which is a genetic condition that causes you to form blood clots very easily. Thank you, mom and dad!
- I do not have a-fib. Apparently, I have oddball heart rhythm that when a normal cardiology-trained doctor or nurse practitioner looks at my ekg, I seem to have a-fib. But when an expert in heart rhythm looks, he can see that I do not. I went through this same sort-of thing when my SVT was first diagnosed. The staff saw my heart monitor readings and thought I was dying. Like seriously, call 911, dying! But then the rhythm specialist saw it and told them I was not:)
I also got to stop taking the beta-blockers! This is huge because beta-blockers make me feel horrible! They zap every last drop of energy in my body. I am so ready to feel normal again.
But there is still a little something not quite right with my ticker so I am going on a 14-day event monitor. The doctor said it was one of 3 things:
- PVCs or skipped beats - Everyone feels these on occasion. Either from stress or too much caffeine or hormones...a myriad of things can cause them.
- The nerve that caused my SVT is still trying to fire. It gets no results but that doesn't stop it from trying.
- The bad pathway that was ablated during my surgery in November has regenerated.
I think it is the nerve that caused my SVT trying to fire. The feeling that I get is the feeling that I used to get as my heart was headed into a full-blown attack. Why has it suddenly started back up again? I don't know but hopefully the monitor will give us some answers.