My Family!!

My Family!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

This Summer's Hottest Accessory!!

That's right, my holter monitor. I think it can go with just about anything! Don't you?

I figured as soon as this monitor went on, it would be my luck that my heart would all of the sudden behave, and the palpitations would stop. Well, I was WRONG. They have actually been pretty prominent today, wearing me out a bit! I hope that because of this, the cardiologist is able to get a good idea of what is going on.

I had some swelling on my legs, actually just my left leg, the other day and it had me worried. Of COURSE the worst is going through my mind. I have heard of instances where women get Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) during pregnancies, and although it resolves after the baby is born, it is not easy on the mom's heart. I know, the odds of this are slim to none, but the heart palpitations and swelling so early in the pregnancy have me worried! Good thing is my BP was normal, and there has not been a single trace of protein in my urine so far, so pre-eclampsia is not a factor as of right now.

Sometimes working in the medical field is a BAD thing at times like this!! I did, however, purchase some compression hose to help bade off the swelling and avoid getting clots since it is clear there is currently some sort of circulation problem. Better be safe than sorry. I also started some low dose aspirin that Dr. C had told me i could start if it "would make you fell better" around week 7. I didn't feel the need at that point, but I started it this past week.

June 17th I meet with the cardiologist. Pray everything comes out ok!

Thanks for all the love and support!


*Laura Angel said...

sO GLAD YOU ARE GETTING ALL CHECKED OUT! Peace of mind is soo priceless!

Erin said...

Ok, reading this post about another pregnant mama that get heart palpitations makes me wonder if hormones contribute? I had them bad when I was post partum with Cookie. I had to go through the whole Holter monitor thing and the cardiologist found that I was having harmless PVCs. Haven't had them in forever, but started having them here and there since I have been pregnant this time.

Bridget said...

I've had to wear one of those before- not fun! I hope you get everything figured out and it's nothing serious!

Holly said...

Hope the results were good!


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