So for the past several months I’ve been having on and off again chest pain along with palpitations and a heart rate of up to 150 beats a minute just shelving books at work. So I finally decided to see my cardiologist and he sent me for a nuclear stress test, an echocardiogram, and a holter monitor to wear for 2 days.
Well…I got my results today.
Now don’t get me wrong. I’d rather not have anything wrong with me. But clearly something IS wrong. I can feel it. It’s just not normal to have such a high heart rate while not doing much.
Yet…not according to the results. Nope, according to the cardiologist every test came back normal. Now normally, this is when a person would be praising God that nothing is wrong with their heart. I, however, just looked at the cardiologist, frustrated and tears pooling in my eyes. I quickly wiped them away.
It was then that he came over to me and told me that I just needed to lose weight. That I’d feel better just by losing 15-20lbs. And maybe that’s true. Actually, it IS true. And I’ve been trying to work on that. BUT SOMETHING IS STILL WRONG WITH MY HEART!!! I know my body. I know when something is out of whack.
So what did I do? I came home, called my insurance company and asked for other doctors in the area that accepted my insurance. I decided I needed a second opinion.
I have an appointment at the end of October. That’s the first he can see me.
If you think about it, please just say a prayer for me that this new doctor will figure out what’s going on.