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Friday, November 14, 2008

Chef Wife Health Life Update

After walking with the ten thousand pound weight of not knowing, I finally found out what is going on with my heart. The doctor looked over the results with me and told that my heart pumps an extra beat occasionally in my lower right chamber. I was in such a daze when he was telling me all of this that I forgot what it's called. But in the comment below you can see that the Los Angeles Nurse Rosen reminded me they're called Premature Ventricular Contractions (PVC). The feeling doesn't last long and when my heart speeds up it doesn't speed up all that much. I just have to drink more fluids, and get more Potassium in my diet. (I ate two bananas today!)

The best part of learning the results was that Erik came with me! I was so grateful that he did that. It may seem like something all husbands "should" do, but it means the world to me that mine chose to.



LA RN said...

Are you talking about a premature ventricular contraction (PVC)? Lot's of people experience these but don't even notice. Were you having the feeling of palpitations? Stay hydrated and keep eating lamb testicles.. they work like magic (haha)!
Hope you are feeling better now that you know the diagnosis...
By the way: good, sweet, loving hubby for going with you!

Anonymous said...

I've always worried about my chef not being able to "be there" for me 100% of the time, but this has shown to me otherwise... that they, no matter how busy, will be able to find a way to be there for us no matter what! Because we would do the same thing.

I'm not super good with water and in case you aren't too, I just wanted to share that recently I've been drinking a lot of 100% white cranberry juice mixed with water (trying to lessen the amount of juice each time) and have been keeping super hydrated like that!

Take care!

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad your hubby was able to be with you. It is so hard to know when they are available, but in the end, I think they know more than anyone the need for a supportive, attentive partner.

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