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EverydayJoy December 12th, 2012 02:21 PM

Hey ladies, I was gone for a couple days at my mom's. My heart had really been acting up and I was feeling a bit nervous about myself...my DH was concerned about me because I'm home alone with a toddler, so he called my mom and asked if I could stay over for a day or two. My mom is a sweetheart and picked us up so I wouldn't have to drive. I probably would have been fine to drive, but she was worried about me too.
My doc's office had had me stop taking my Atenolol so they could get some good readings on my heart monitor I'm wearing, but I only made it about 5 days into the week that they wanted me to do. It's just been too hard! The house work was piling up and I felt housebound, because I would start to do something and then feel crappy and have to just sit down. I had hardly been doing anything those 5 days, and when I called the doc and asked if I should come in, they said just drink lots of water and take it easy. Kinda annoyed me cause that's what I've been doing...next time I'm just going to make an appointment and come in.
I made a deal with my doc, I'll go off the Atenolol only after my DH gets back from being over the road. I see the cardiologist on the 28th and DH should get home around the 21st so that will give them a good week of readings. My doc agreed to it, but I would have done it anyway even if she hadn't. Sometimes I think they think I'm making a big deal out of nothing...but I tend to downplay stuff so it's usually worse than I'm saying it is! Oh well.

Anyway I feel much better now back on the meds and I'm glad I decided just to go back on it. It wasn't worth it to me!

melissalaw December 12th, 2012 02:43 PM

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Glad your back on the medicine and that your feeling better. Does your DH travel alot?
My DH is out of town this week and it's been really hard taking care of both kids so I can relate to what you are going through. I hope your heart continues to do okay for both you and the baby.

EverydayJoy December 12th, 2012 03:18 PM

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Thanks! Yes, he is an over-the-road trucker so you could say he travels a lot! He sometimes is gone for 2 weeks at a time. He's looking for other work though so maybe we'll get more home time for him!
I'm glad I just have the one kiddo right now, must be hard with a baby too!

shen7 December 12th, 2012 07:13 PM

Glad you are back on the meds!! I am home with a toddler all day and my house is a big mess too... but I have no heart condition :P just first tri feelin' like crap!

EverydayJoy December 12th, 2012 07:37 PM

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Hey that is a great excuse! I did like NOTHING the first trimester hah! It's tough.

Belita December 12th, 2012 07:58 PM

Glad you're feeling better! That must have been scary!

bcogoli December 13th, 2012 06:46 AM

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Im glad your feeling better. Sometimes we know better than the doctors.

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