Sunday, February 17, 2008

Health Update

Thanks to all of you who wished me well regarding my recent episode in the hospital. Since the other day in the hospital, I have had no more "heart flipping" in my chest. It appears that the meds are doing their job. The docs drew enough blood out of me in order to test my heart ten times over and they say that there is nothing wrong with my heart at all except for the wiring regulating the beats. There are a few things that occurred that day which makes me think that this was just a random occurrence that won't happen again and therefore I won't have to stay on the meds and so I am going to be planning on discussing this with my doctor next week.

The specialist at the hospital told me that this episode had nothing to do with genetics nor lifestyle but that this just "happens" for unknown reasons.

Again, thanks for all your prayers and shown concerns. I will keep you up to date.

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

Great news that it may just be something that happens, not a chronic condition. You must be relieved!

monsoon-dreams said...

wow!great to know that u are fine!!shall continue to pray for ur health,dave.have a great day!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Good news!

A Happy Downtowner said...

Dave, I just read your blog, I didn't know! I'm so sorry to hear this but it is good news to hear you're better and it's not a chronic condition. Take care!

abbagirl74 said...

I am just catching up and am so glad you are okay!

Sandy said...

Oh..didn't realize you were going through this. Had a houseful yesterday so hadn't came here to read..Glad all is okay.

sandy

Julie at Virtual Voyage said...

Glad to hear the good news, Dave.

Always a shock when this kind of thing pulls you up!

Gypsy said...

I'm so sorry to hear about this Dave and even sorrier that I am only just reading about it now. I have been very sick all weekend myself and have spent 95% of it in bed so am a bit behind on my blog reading.

I'm glad to hear that it is probably just a random occurence but it gets worrying as we get older when these things happen doesn't it? I'm the same age although ALMOST 48, and bits and pieces of the body are starting to wear out.

Take care and rest as much as you can. Maybe it was your bodies way of telling you to slow down. Listen to it.....

Monika said...

I'm late to the party, as always. I know how you must have been feeling. My husband had a cardioversion at the end of January, which was successful, but before that he had to take meds for over a year, to regulate his heartbeat etc. He's got one less pill to take now, but still has to take several others. My son has complained about chest pain for the last few days, and he's only 22! I hope it's NOT genetics with him. I'm really glad, that for you it's nothing serious!

Portia said...

Glad to hear it! I hope you have no more scares of that kind:)

jAMiE said...

Good to hear you are doing better Dave...sorry i wasn't aware or i would have said a prayer for you. Take care of yourself, k!

alexander said...

Glad to know you are fine now. I just read your blog and I didn't know such a thing has happened.

Please take care! :)

Alexander
Alex's World! - http://www.kakinan.com/alex

citizen of the world said...

Glad it sounds like something that can be managed. I think irregular heartbeats are generally benign, but I don't like it when I have them.

roentarre said...

Sounds like a dramatic experience you had gone through. Wish all the best to your health.

The blood tests are more likely cardiac enzymes CK and troponin which are very sensitive to pick up cardiac muscle damage.

Nowadays young with people with atherosclerosis tend to be associated with hereditary. Lifestyle modification are to lessen or decrease the progression of diseases.

geewits said...

Hey Dave, I just found out about all this. Was it PVCs? (Premature ventricular contractions?) I suffered from those off and on since college and have been on regular medicine for it for ages and I won't be 47 until April. Don't be all manly and stop taking your medicine for the principle of the thing. I'm glad you are okay and also glad that you have a free day off on Monday. Rest and relax. And take your medicine!

Jazz said...

I don't have access over the weekends, so I had no clue.

Good to hear you're getting better though.

Andrea said...

Glad you are feeling better. I will remember you in my prayers. The heart is a serious thing so make sure all is well in that ticker of yours.

Wanda said...

See I told you ...You have a "good" heart!!

That's good news friend!! :)

Inside our hands, outside our hearts said...

I am so happy to hear this. Now you know that if you do this to us again we will have to charge you, right?

So glad you're recovering.

Soft love,
T

Becky Wolfe said...

I didn't see the original post till now but I'm glad to come now & see that everything is ok!

alicesg said...

Hi Dave, Glad you are ok. Please take good care of your heart. :)

David Kim said...

I'm glad that you're okay. I hope your health improves so that you don't have any more problems.

heiresschild said...

i'm so glad you're feeling better Dave. thanks for keeping us updated!