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September 14, 2006

Wearing a Wire

Kind of, but not really.

I saw the cardiologist today, and aside from having to watch Gloria Steinem and Jane Fonda on CNN in the waiting room, it wasn't bad.

Sooooo....I have to wear a heart monitor for the next 48 hours. More like 43 by now. And I have to go back in a month for an EKG. No biggy there, I had one of those done ten years ago and it's actually kind of cool to watch your own heart beating.

I can't really complain about wearing this monitor, except for the fact that I can't take a shower. No showers! As a woman who takes a least two showers a day, being told that I have to sponge bathe is just wrong.

Son seems to be a bit worried about this, though. He asked me tonight what this all means, and I explained that my heart is just acting a bit fluttery (understatement) and the doctor wants to find out what's going on. I assured him that I feel fine, that I'm okay, but I just have to wear this stupid thing until Saturday afternoon.

At which point I will rip off these sticky doohickeys and take a very long shower.

Oh yes, and I have to write down whenever I feel fluttery or breathless. That is kind of a pain!

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Posted by Groovyvic at 08:12 PM | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

You need to reduce your stress, hun!

Posted by: Anna at September 15, 2006 01:29 PM

Is it attached to a portable box? Maybe it's like the things the Branch and Blossom had to use when they came home from the hospital. Except the "loose contact" alarm would go off even when they were sleeping and not moving at all.

Posted by: junebee at September 16, 2006 08:09 PM