Health and physical limitations can be a roadblock to living the life we’ve always dreamed of.
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Today I am faced with a roadblock that I didn’t see coming.
When I woke up this morning, I had no idea that I was going to be sitting in a hospital bed hooked up to a heart monitor and an IV bag. But, here I am. What’s a blogger to do?
Early this afternoon I began to feel my heart racing. It was the strangest and scariest feeling.
I sat on my bed and took my blood pressure. The reading was normal but the heart rate was 108 which is too high for a resting rate.
I assumed I needed to eat so I continued with my day as planned. My daughter needed to meet up with her sister at the gym and I was driving her. The closer I got to the gym, the worse I felt. The gym was about 20 minutes from my house. I planned to drop her off, get some food, and then write.
Plans changed when my heart began to pound out of my chest and my right side went numb and tingly.
I pulled into the nearest ER. Thank God that there was one on the way.
Health and physical limitations can be a roadblock to living the life we’ve always dreamed of. I hadn’t thought of that roadblock but here I am sitting in a hospital bed, right in front of it. I refuse to allow this to be a barrier between me and the life I have always dreamed of.
And you should too.
I have been tested for a heart attack – negative. Tested for a stroke – negative.
I’ve had my blood taken and God only knows what they did with it but it was all normal.
This morning I go for an MRI of my brain to see if I had some sort of mini-stroke. Wow, when I write those words down, it’s scary. Nevertheless, I will move forward and not allow the roadblock of health and physical limitations stop me. I feel fine and I’ve been on a heart rate monitor all night. My HR goes up when I get up but other than that it stays stable.
No, I am not pregnant.
I do have a sinus infection, apparently. The CT showed that last night so now they are giving me antibiotics – which I hate. I don’t like medication of any kind. I know that we need it but I would rather heal naturally. When I get home I’ll need to ramp up the probiotics to counteract the side effects of the antibiotic.
Last night I think I slept for about three hours. I remember it being midnight when I was finally able to relax and fall asleep. I woke up at 0330 thinking it was 7. I tried for an hour and finally fell back to sleep for another hour.
Lack of sleep will kill me before this heart will; I think.
The final verdict is that there is no verdict. It might be POTS (Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) but no one knows. It’s off to see a cardiologist – outpatient.
I was discharged yesterday and today I am no better. I will rest as I work to overcome the roadblock of health and physical limitations. Next week I am scheduled for more tests and will see what the cardiologist has to say. Once I have a diagnosis, I’ll know what I am fighting and how I will overcome this roadblock to living the life I’ve always dreamed of.
Health and Physical Limitations Will Not Stop Me!
Until then – I will carry on, pray, write, and work hard to help all of you overcome the roadblocks to living the life you’ve always dreamed of. If you’d like to see how you too can overcome some of the major roadblocks, sign up for my emails today.