Dying Man’s Daily Journal – A-fib is back


I always seem to struggle when I sit down to write a post. How many times have I said I am a rambler not a writer. That is exactly what I am running into as I try to get up a special post to thank all for helping me achieve the 500,000 hits. That was a milestone for me. Actually on my fantasy bucket list. I will get there. Likely going to just let loose with a ramble and see what comes.
Just not feeling so spry this past while but I will get it up. Just know I so appreciate each and every one.
Must be about 6 weeks ago my heart went into A-Fib. Doctors tinkered with medication. After a bit of an adjustment period it actually seemed to work. After about 2 weeks that began to change. It became sort of a day by day thing. One day good, the next not so much. Gradually good days became fewer until now it is constant.
What is A-fib? It is like the heart has a mind of its own. It decides on its own how fast it should beat and to what rythem it will beat. That is irregardless of what I am doing.
Example this morning, I literally had just rolled out of bed, checked rate and it was 119
Before they can do any sort of intervention, my INR levels must be between 3 and 4 for 4 consecutive weeks. That is measuring the thickness of my blood. This reduces the risk of clotting. Have made it past 3 weeks, the blood test next Monday is in the big one, I hope coming in in the right range as Wednesday I have an appointment with a different heart clinic, one that specializes in this sort of thing. Cardiac Ablation sounds to be the treatment of choice but that will be up to this new group of specialists.
Thought hit me. I tease Vi about wanting to see her in a harem girl costume. Now, I don’t actually remember dreaming but maybe in dream land there she was and I spent all night chasing her around. That must be it, would explain the elevated heart rate this morning, all that running.

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4 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – A-fib is back

  1. M T McGuire says:

    Go easy on the night time exercise Bill! Perhaps you should try and dream about relaxing in a hammock in the sun with a cocktail!

  2. hilarymb says:

    Hi Bill – I know you made that bucket post list … which is great 500,000 plus visitor hits is amazing .. it’s gone over 500,780 I see now ..

    Relax and get over chasing Vi around in her harem costume – always seem to be other charmers around too … so take it easy and get all the little markers in the right boxes for next week .. cheers Hilary

  3. rangewriter says:

    Hang in there, Bill.

  4. Betty says:

    Hi Bill, sounds like Vi in the harem costume is on your fantasy bucket list …….thank you for sharing, I think, LOL. Hope your blood test works out on Monday. Just remember don’t decide to pig out on green leafy veggies before then. Those blood thinners have been part of my life for about 15 years. Would love to eat a huge Taco Salad. Looking forward to hearing that the new team can do something for the A-Fib, and soon, so you can resume the night time chase.

    Hi Betty. If have been dealing with this INR (blood thickness) thing for years. Isn’t amazing eating more salads can be bad for you, geesh.
    Hey, I am a guy. There are a few items on my fantasy bucket list that I will leave to your imagination
    Bill

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