Just a quick little update…
I received my heart monitor in the mail on Saturday! I was rather shocked to see a Fed-Ex man walking up to our door with a package, but sure enough it was here! I expected to get this confusing mess of wires and things to carry. NOPE! All I have is this 4 x 2 1/2 x 1/2in. box! All I do is put it on my heart when I feel my symptoms, press record, and it makes what Dan calls a “morris code” sound for 30 seconds! I was THRILLED when that was all I had to do! Then after about 4-6 recordings, I have to call it in, put the phone next to this little hole on the monitor, and it sends the recordings over the phone. Then a nurse technician tells me if there is anything to be of concern of or not. It really is AMAZING! I’ve had to do a few recordings because I have still felt some lightheadedness, headaches, and heart pounding.
I went of my heart med last week Wednesday and everyday since I have had headaches, but I suppose that can be assumed after being on a medication for 10 years. Plus, the weather has been kinda wierd too, so that could also be attributing to them. I haven’t had AS many lightheaded incidences, which obviously I am overjoyed about! It’ll just be interesting if it was JUST my medication causing my problems or if it is something else with the ole ticker. Nevertheless, I am THRILLED with my heart monitor (yeah, I’m wierd) because it is not complicated and all I have to do is just carry it with me. But I’m not “attached” to it. Love it! It was not what I thought it was going to be and for that I am thankful!
We still feel totally at peace with all of this and just praise God for His guidance. The future is obviously COMPLETELY up in the air with it all, but isn’t it always? Just some things weigh more on the brain than others I suppose. We have definitely learned to trust God in EVERY circumstance! I think back to a year ago and God has brought us through what seems like a lot lately. It honestly screams God’s love and care for us. That may sound “cocky,” but really it is incredibly humbling to realize who we were last year and who we are today – we could’ve never gotten through it all without our heavenly Father. Are the tough roads over? Of course not. But each day is a new day – a new day to serve God – a new day for God to continue to show Himself to us in ways we never imagined.