Pat Gunn (dachte) wrote,
Pat Gunn


I was looking at information on my heart condition on the web, andsaw some things that worried me..

"A potentially unstable rhythm thatmay result in fainting, low blood pressure, shock, or sudden death."

My 35 year old husband has recently been diagnosed withpolymorphic ventricular tachychardia and had a defibrillator implanted.

The project was aimed at facilitating examinations ofpatients with previous Myocardial Infarctions (MI) with the aim of stratifyingrisk of developing life-threatening ventricular tachycardia (VT)

Pavlovsky had a history of ventricular tachychardia -- a rapid heart rate -- and was the first in thecountry to have a procedure called ablation, his sister said.It is not known yet whether his death is related to his ventricular tachycardia.

The doctors said that they didn't think my heart condition would ever befatal, but now, when I do a search on ventricular tachychardia,I see very little apart from mentions of deaths, implants, and otherbad things. I'm feeling a little bit worried.

Today, I did laundry, and am planning on going for a run, starting toactually pack, and hopefully finding some friends to meet up with.I'll probably run to the Panera near my workplace -- I need to graba USB hub I bought while running errands for work, so I can try to getmy laptop to retrieve photos from my digital camera. I am pleased withhow easily running seems to be returning to me -- each run feels a bitbetter. I probably should get some good running shorts though -- thingstend to bounce around in the two pairs of shorts I have now. My hair usedto be an obstacle too, but Debb gave me a cute hankerchief to tie around myhead, and it really helps keep my hair from absorbing my running energy.I just hope I don't die suddenly while running :) I will probably try toget that surgery done sometime -- it still scares the hell out of me, butthe alternative is probably, all things considered, worse. Heh. The runningactually gave me bruises under two of my toenails. I hope I don't lose thenails, but those toes are just going to have to get used to my running :)

Debb is in Pitts again for the weekend. I need to somehow arrange to getthere during the week sometime soon, to look for a place to live.I hope I get an interview down there soon. The idea of not moving withDebb is painful.

Off to run!


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