Got To See My Doc Today. Oh Joy.

Actually, I pretty much enjoy my visits to the Doc. But it helps to have a Doc that you could like as a friend otherwise.

Echo-Cardiogram: Entirely normal. Entirely too-normal. Doc says I have a great heart, structurally, for an old guy. Everything is where it’s supposed to be and working fine. All the valves are the correct size, have no buildup, and work as they should. No scaring that they can see. He hopes he has a heart like that when he’s my age. (Told him I should be through with this one by that time and he’d be welcome to it.)


Halter: My heart consistently fires as it should. Top-Middle-Bottom every time. However, my heart will jump from 60 beats per minute to 170 beats per minute for no apparent reason. When I’m sleeping. When I’m just sitting around. When I’m pooping. No rhyme or reason. It also goes the other way. When my heart should be beating faster because I’m doing something, it’ll beat at 160 bpm for a minute then suddenly drop to 65. They don’t know why.

He says I MAY have tachio-bradio-cardia. (Which is an actual condition even if I don’t know how to spell it.) Can’t give me a med to slow/speed up my heart because it could make it too slow/fast.


SO, he’s making me an appointment with the actual Cardiologist at the hospital. Says that someday a pace maker may be indicated. Which will mean seeing something called an “EP.” (I know what it is. I just can’t remember what it stands for.)

So, the only question I have that no one seems to be able to answer (so far) is: Why does my heart pause so often for so long?


Anywho, SWMBO’s Son was supposed to pick her up tonight; but he got caught in traffic in Tacoma so I made a mad dash to get her. Had to come home the “back way” because of road work. That was okay cause it’s a much prettier ride.

And that’s it for tonight.

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