I am 33 years old, and if asked, I would say I am in relatively good health. I try to exercise regularly, but in reality it's usually 2 or 3 times a week, though I do spend my days keeping up with a 3 and 4 year old. I do my best to feed my family healthy meals, with 98% of my recipes coming from what used to be "Light N Tasty" and is now "Healthy Cooking" by Taste of Home. I am well within my healthy weight range, and if I told you I was trying to lose 6 or 8 stray pounds, you would laugh at me and ask me where those pounds might be (being 6' 1" has its advantages!). I take my vitamins, drink lots of water, and try to limit my coke and caffeine intake.
So why did I find myself in the emergency room two weeks ago, hooked up to an EKG machine, after having a very scary and very strange heart episode? Why did I have to go back to the hospital a few days later for an echocardiogram, and will be going in two days for a nuclear stress test, and also am now wearing a holter monitor to record any heart episodes I have in the meantime?
Good questions. I'm really ready for some answers.
I certainly never imagined in my wildest dreams that I would be dealing with heart issues at this age. And because it is my heart that we are dealing with, my stress level over the whole situation is a bit more elevated than, say, if we were dealing with a broken pinky toe. And I'm quite sure that stress is not helping whatever this heart situation might be.
So I wait. And wait. And in the meantime, I ask for your prayers.
I'll keep you posted.