On Monday I went to the hospital to get my heart monitor set up. How it works is there are 4 electrodes coming from a black ‘monitor’ box. It let’s me go about my day without problems, as I can just attach it to my waistband. What bugs me is that the wires get tangled on my chest, since the electrodes and adhesive pads are there. This is what the monitor looks like
I have to have this thing on me till January 7th. A week after I return it to the hospital, the data will be compiled and sent to me, and they will say if I have a possible heart condition or neurological condition which makes my heart beat irregularly, which happens very commonly.
So here is why I needed this:
Four months ago I had a serious episode of what looked like Vertigo or extremely low blood pressure. I’m lucky I didn’t faint. And I question why I wasn’t sent to the ER during that, as I couldn’t funtion or control myself in that moment.
After that I had more, less problematic episodes that didn’t need much attention. But my last major episode happened during my birthday at a restaurant. I was about to eat, but I found myself in a blank stare at the seat in front of me, not being able to process information or feel my arms. I started to lose my mind which caused a really scary panic attack. My head had a pins and needles feeling and I couldn’t feel a thing. My mom checked my heart rate and it was all over the place, it could be 160BPM at one point then it could be at 40 the next second. I was having extreme arrythmia. Which is why I have to have this thing in the first place. I expect me to not have any more bad episodes since I have recovered quickly. Only the data can show wether there is a problem or not.
I feel like I already made this post
I’m getting some heavy DEJA VU