On the old down side, I had another episode of my heart trying to run away on me yesterday. This time I can't blame it on chocolate or caffeine, so don't know for sure what's going on. I did, for the first time since the last incident, take a tiny sip of cola. Can't imagine that would trigger this event. I mean, after all, it was an empty bottle with just those few drops left in the bottom that I couldn't get into a glass for my husband and I didn't want to waste. It was barely enough to taste, and the taste was what I was craving. This thing just came on me yesterday with no warning or anything. I sure hope it doesn't do that any more. Have had to do the monitors and stress test and all that other heart stuff before -- none of it was any fun! I pretty much know the answer to controlling one's heart rhythm is a beta blocker. The trouble with that is the only time I was given one it put me into congestive heart failure...and I was much younger than I am now. I think there was too large of a dose prescribed, which would have caused the complication. If it takes a beta blocker to keep this heart steady, we'll just have to experiment with MUCH less than I was given before.
Oh the up side, I feel perfectly fine today. Rested, eating light, and I was able to run errands and deal with bags of merchandise I brought back from town. But I can still feel the little irregularities that haven't left me in many weeks now -- at least not left and stayed away. This is all caused by hypertension (high blood pressure). It runs in my family. If I didn't take a fluid pill my pressure would be "low" at 200/100. Before I relented and started taking medication for this, the irregular heartbeats developed as a result of that factor. It could be so much worse, so I am not complaining.
Now, wasn't I just a ray of sunshine in your day?!? Life goes on, or it doesn't. As long as it does, it goes up and down -- sometimes from minute to minute. We can choose to enjoy it in spite of the down things, or we can live a life of misery. I don't like to be miserable, so choose to strive for the "enjoyment factor" instead. Do you?