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Thursday, March 14, 2013

A Tired Heart

I was in the hospital Tuesday night. I started out with the intention to go to the School Health Clinic - they asked me to go to Insta Care - I drove myself there, but after taking my vitals they said that I needed to go to the Emergency Room. They took good care of me there. I had an IV, blood work, chest x-rays, an EKG, urine tests, and a super fun laying, sitting, standing test. That last one didn't go so well. My dad has a heart condition. He has had two procedures done on that heart of his. He is also on medication now. It's genetic and it is more-than-likely that I have the same condition. I had an episode with my heart a week ago. On Monday night, I passed out. In front of my children. It scared them quite badly. I felt worse and worse as Tuesday went on. My heart is tired. Besides having a heart condition, the blood work showed that I might also have Mono. That's fun. Right now, I am wearing an external heart monitor 24 hours a day for 30 days. It's a little cumbersome, and sometimes frustrating, but it's going to be a good thing for me. It sits in a super stylish fanny pack on my hips and goes with me everywhere... even to bed. This has put an extra burden on my mom. She is so tired. She is trying to do everything around the house, make sure my kids are okay and check on my every few hours. She is exhausted. My children have suffered considerably. They are so worried about their Mama. Monday's event really scared them. A lot. Jackson is a bit of a wreck right now. He just can't let me out of his sight. He even struggles to go hang out with friends at night when I'm home. He doesn't like me to close my door or the bathroom door. Please pray for my boys. They need some extra strength and comfort right now. Please pray for my mom. She has already raised three kids! She shouldn't have to be doing this again! Please look at these flowers and smile. They're from Paula. Yellow is my favorite color. These flowers make my tired heart so happy!

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