You might remember my recent hospital stay where they detected that my heart had gone into atrial fibrillation. It has been happening to me since I was in high school. I had learned how to make the abnormal heart beat convert back to a normal sinus rhythm by holding my breath…and so I lived with it. Yup, real fun stuff. 😀
My new heart doc has me taking some medicine that helps control it. And so far it is working. I’ve had a few freak episodes, but they only lasted about 2 seconds…nothing like the 10 hours of 190 beats per minute while I was in the hospital. 😀
I’ve been doing good. I have not had a drop of caffeine…and I have not gone back into a-fib for more than 3 or 4 seconds. Those couple times were really my fault. I had been working outside all day cutting wood. I had not ate or drank much of anything. Dehydration and lack of potassium are just of the couple of things that can trigger a-fib. Whoops…my bad. 😀
The next step of my treatment is a sleep study…this Sunday…yep Superbowl Sunday. I get to sleep at the doctors office with about 3 million wires and sensors attached from head to toe while some really lucky nurses get to watch me toss and turn over a camera, and listen to me saw logs over a microphone.
Based upon the results, I may have to sleep like this from now on…
Looks comfy right? Well, maybe I will actually feel rested in the morning. I can look like the bionic sleeper if it makes me feel like the bionic man the next day. 😀
Do any of you that read DadThing use CPAP machines? If so let me know what you think about them in the comments.