When Courage Meets Happiness

"You need to find the courage to be happy." I recently heard this quote, although I am not sure where. It really slapped me right in the face. It made sense to me and I don't think it would have before this point in my life. What has changed? I actually am happy. Yikes. Even…

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That Damn Ticker

So, my stupid heart is being stupid again. It is such an asshole sometimes.Stupid asshole. I should start from Sunday night. I was having a weird scratchy throat. I didn't feel sick and thought maybe it was allergy induced. Zyrtec made no difference so I TRIED not to worry about it and finally went to…

What a Pill

These past few weeks have been pretty nasty for me health-wise. But it seems I have found the cause for some of the problems and I couldn't be more grateful!!! Several weeks ago, I began having some very uncomfortable and startling symptoms.  My heart rate, which is typically 65-75, started averaging around 85-90. And yes,…

My Take: Dealing with Anxiety and/or Arrhythmia

(I have written an update to this post. While most everything here still rings true and is important, there are just a few updates which can be found HERE.) I belong to a couple of online support forums - one for anxiety and one for arrhythmias/heart issues. It is quite fascinating how the topics can…

Hystercovery, Macrobid and a Shitty Summer (with a Dash of Hope)

At the end of my last post regarding my hysterectomy saga, I was waking up after surgery. And when I say waking up, I mean somewhat opening my eyes and talking to people...sorta. I remember Charlie was there, I remember throwing up several times, I remember having a couple of visitors including Cassidy and I…