Whilst I was pregnant with Levi & in & out of hospital, they discovered an issue with my heart, where it beats in an irregular fashion. That pattern continued after his pregnancy & I was sent off for numerous tests over the last 6 months. It’s been a rather stressful time to be fair. We were told at one stage to be prepared that Levi might be the first & last child I give birth to. Geoff & I even had a chat about adopting a second child, so that Levi would not be an only child, so it was all looking rather serious.
Yesterday, I had my appointment with a cardiologist for him to take a full medical history & give us the results from all of the tests I have had. Structurally my heart is ok, they couldn’t find any defaults or damage. Sometimes the signals your body gives for your heart to beat can cause misfires, lots of people have it happen & are unaware of it. My body does it & apparently it’s most common in women. I could take something for it, but it’s not necessary. It won’t fix it, it just masks the effects & gives you a heap of other side effects, no surprises that I decided not to.
I was told that I needed to exercise a bit more, which he understands that I find hard to do because of my joint issues. Perhaps it’s the damp weather of late, but my knees, ankles & wrists are causing a few issues of late. Knees & ankles make it especially hard to move about & I have started strapping them on a regular basis, to try to prevent more injury. I started shrinking a few years back, which he thought was weird, so maybe I should try to pursue that. I’m not 100% sure that my intake of calcium is up to scratch, so it’s probably worth checking into.
All in all, though, knowing that my heart is essentially fine, is amazing, after having this hanging over our heads for the last 8 months.