Highs and Lows

As you may recall we all got covid after our grandbaby (the 2nd one) was born.

For the most part we have recovered, well it seems that way. Still wearing a mask when we go somewhere though.

The other day I had a routine diabetes appointment.

My blood pressure was on the higher side but my heartrate was even higher. My diabetes doc was tempted to do an EKG but my rhythm was fine just my heartrate was high. Like close to 130 high.

He asked me if I was feeling anxious, I wasn’t. I mean I had just driven an hour and a half, but I wasn’t anxious.

They did the normal stuff as they do at every routine appointment and he said I was good to go but wanted me to keep a check on my bp/heartrate. I was instructed to go home, try and relax, hydrate hydrate hydrate, and take my bp/heartrate again and let them know what it was.

So we drove home, stopped off at a fruit and vegetable stand and picked up some fresh watermelons, peaches and blueberries. I was able to get some of the good Bogue Sound watermelons. If you have never tasted one, man they are good. Of course as long as you get your hands on a sweet one. I have never been good at picking out watermelons for some reason. Cleo was with us so she picked them out.

We finished the drive home. Got home decompressed. Refilled my Ice Shaker tumbler and sat down to relax.

I took my bp/heartrate about an hour after that. Blood pressure wasn’t that bad but still on the higher side and well my heart rate was in the hundreds after sitting down and relaxing for about an hour.

I called my diabetes doc back and let them know what it was. Then they wanted me to call them an hour later to tell me what it was to see if it went down at all. Nope… still in the hundreds.

Fast forward to my pain management appointment that next afternoon and well I tell her everything that has been going on including the diabetes appointment. She seemed concerned. So concerned that she decides to order and EKG and some blood work as well as refer me to a cardiologist (heart doctor)

Then she instructs me to touch base with my diabetes doc and let him know as well as get in to my primary doc’s office.

Which I have an appointment this afternoon with my primary doc’s office. The EKG and blood work will be done today. I did send her a message already but am sure she will ask me to tell her again in the office.

The issue is that COVID can mess with your vascular system and I didn’t really know this. Whether my issues are related to COVID or my neck fusion I run the risk of having issues due to my stroke/mini stroke history.

I am praying that this isn’t something that will remain an issue but that remains to be seen at this point.

If anything they may put me on a medication that helps control my heart rate. I have been on some medications like this before back when my issues started with my heart and I was diagnosed with neurocardiogenic syncope.

Anyway… fingers crossed that COVID or my neck fusion hasn’t messed with my heart and vascular system.

I will post an update as soon as I know more.

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