Ok. I have about had enough problems to last a lifetime! I had my 2 level fusion 6 weeks ago and things are going so well. I have posted about how happy I am that things are so much better and looking forward to getting my life back. AND then BAMO...On Sun morning, Hubby and I are sitting at the breakfast bar, enjoying the morning. I was sewing up the holes in the dog toys from a naughty little King Charles Cavalier Spainel that loves to remove the sqeakers. And then it happens.
I started going a little dizzy and feeling like I might black out, and then my heart started feeling a little racing. Tried 7 times to get blood pressure and heart rate on our digital cuff. Kept getting an error message.
Told hubby and he said lets go get it checked out, (Hospital is only 2 blocks away). Got there and they hooked me up to all the monitors and such and my heart rate was going anywhere from 185-200 beats per minute. So took blood for signs of heart attack, and ran a EKG.
Kept up for 45 minutes and they had to put a second IV in my arm on the other side of elbow. Told me they were gonna give me a shot to slow heart down. If it didnt work, they would do it again. IF that failed, they shocked me.
Well the first shot worked, wierdest feeling I have ever had. Got my heart slowed down to 101. Then told me they were transferring me to Des Moines to the Hospital that had the Cardiologists. So all this started at 9:45 am. I was put in the ambulance and sped off to DM and got there at 1:15 where I was admitted to Cardiac ward.
They kept giving me the medication, cause on the way there I spiked again to 150 breifly. Dr said they were gonna run blood enzime tests to check for heart attack and also do a thyroid test and Echocardiogram.
Slept well, had tests today. No heart attack. Mild thyroid problem, but I have SVT. Hard to explain, but it is where heart has extra signal or something and causes tachycardia. I have to see if it keeps happening, and then go on meds, and if that dont work, another surgery. Seems I have two vessels side by side that you are only suppose to have one in the arial ?? part of the heart.. Geez...
Cant I get at least done with this fusion before I have another darn thing to deal with? I got home late tonight and have to see what happens, and if it happens take a pill and see. If that dont work, go to ER for shot and then the crap that goes along with it.
I am so discouraged. Not only the heart thing, but another 10,000.00 ded to meet and a expensive 90 mile ride one way to the hospital and all the tests and stuff. This is the 3rd year that I have this huge deductible. What is the normal person suppose to do? I was hoping that the fusion was healing so well, that maybe 2011 would be the year for Robin...Not! Sorry for the pity party. I am glad to be alive with no heart attack, or surgery right now, but I think I should be in the book of records for the most deformed problematic body ever...Is it ever gonna end..Thanks for letting me vent. And any of my good friends that win the lottery, please remember that pathetic gal that just cant catch a break! >:D<