So to preface this post, let me say I am fine. I feel better. It’s all good. Now for the details:
I went to my daily lunchtime aerobics class at noon. After about 45 minutes of step aerobics, I started getting some chest pains and felt like I was just overheated. I left, went back to my desk and tried to cool down. My heart just felt like it was being squeezed and it was beating really fast. I work with a lot of nurses in my office so I asked one of them to listen to my heart. She went and got a heart rate/blood pressure monitor which showed my heart rate at 125 and my blood pressure at 138/74. I was a little dizzy so they decided they needed to take me down to the ER. I work in a med school/hospital so it was just a short walk downstairs. Had I known what the ER was like I would’ve never gone there! It was crawling with indigent people screaming to see a doctor while all wearing flu masks. Luckily, one of my nurse buddies also worked in the ER and knew some people who got me taken care of a lot faster had I just come in on my own. I had a slew of tests: EKG, chest xray, blood glucose, thyroid, blood clot, etc. All of them came out normal except that my heart rate was still racing and it has a slightly abnormal rhythm. After 5 hours in the ER/urgent care, I’m not having an acute cardiac condition but they are concerned about the heart beat/rate and I need to follow up with a cardiologist. So… my Monday felt like a Monday for the record books. Luckily, I had a good doctor, a great friend in the office and a loving home to return to. Once again, I’m fine. Just tired.
And for something a little lighter: