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…

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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…

Stereotaxis/Magnetic Navigation Ablation

If you FF to about 14:00 they actually show the procedure on someone with afib. Amazing but scary. This is what my electrophysiologist wants to do to me basically.... Rockhopper.tv - Programmes Also - here are some patient stories from the US which are pretty remarkable. But still scary. Stereotaxis - Patient Stories What do you…

Heavy Decisions…Having a REALLY Hard Time

Today I had my appointment with my EP (electrophysiologist) to follow-up after an event monitor found several events including PACs and a run of SVT. Some things were reassuring, some confusing and some upsetting. She drew pictures and explained to me what she thinks is happening. She called these irregular events – ECHO BEATS. This…

Bleep, Bleep, BLEEEEEEEEEEP (and other heart talk)

I have discussed my flip floppy, fast, crazy fucked up heart issues occasionally throughout the years. HERE is one blog...and HERE is another. Those posts go over all the basics as well as some of the fun, fun detail. Long story short... In my 20s my heart would flip flop and sometimes race. I made…