posted on Sep, 13 2017 @ 07:34 PM
Hello to all of my fellow Shedlings.
The reason I have been quite the past week is that I spent most of it in the hospital.
Tuesday of last week I had a follow-up appointment with my MD due to twisting an ankle badly a few weeks before that. As I had a heart attack in
February my MD ran an EKG. The results of such EKG were described by her as "your heart is very bad, go to the ER, tell them you have AFib"
BTW - AFib is Atrial Fibrillation is irregular heartbeat that can lead to blood clots, strokes, and heart attacks, and such.
The ER visit was complicated due to Hurricane Harvey causing so much flooding that not many medical facilities were running at that time and patients
were shuttled to the ones that were operating like the hospital I went to. This meant the wait for a hospital room was 2-3 days and the hospital was
having medical supply issues. I was one of the lucky ones that only had to wait about 30 hours on an uncomfortable ER bed before I got a room at the
adjoining heart hospital.
I'll explain more about my heart hospital stay when I feel up to it other than to let you know that I had to have my heart shocked in order to get it
back to a normal heart beat. I'm now taking a blood thinner and a med that reduces the chance of my heart malfunctioning again.
Edit - I was released late yesterday afternoon.
edit on 9 13 2017 by LookingForABetterLife because: (no reason given)