Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Cruel Summer

My summer has not been the greatest in recent history! First, on June 5th, I had an extended bout of SVT that sent me to the hospital where they stopped (and restarted) my heart with a drug called Adenocard. That led me to cutting caffeine out of my life and eating healthier. The next step was to workout so I started strength training and then running to prepare for a 5K.

Everything was going great! The extra pounds were falling off and the running put me in a wonderful frame of mind. Then 4 weeks into my training I tore my ACL while running with a dog, who shall remain nameless (Capone). The tear required surgery, which occurred on August 10th and went well! I have been in Physical Therapy for two weeks and have already recovered 80 degrees of flexion (only 50 more degrees to go)!

Then this morning, as I am waking, my heart goes into SVT again! This required another trip to the ER and another dose of Adenocard to bring my heart rate down from 205 beats per minute to 80 beats per minute in a matter of 2 seconds! Not the way I wanted to start my Tuesday! This summer has truly been a cruel joke! I am so ready for it to end and for fall to begin! Summer, you are officially booted from my life and you can take all you cruelness with you! Good riddance!

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Secondary Roads said...

Yikes gal! Praying for you.

Had to look up SVT. Found this: "Supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) is a general term technically referring to any tachycardic rhythm originating above the ventricular tissue." Nothing like using the terms to be defined in the definition.

Please take good care of yourself.

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm glad you're making progress. And I can totally understand how it is to get behind when medical stuff interrupts.

Good luck on losing weight and working out. I think I'm going to have to follow your lead and join a group or something to get me and keep me motivated.


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