Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A journey of discovery

 "Age is an issue of mind over matter; if you don't mind then it doesnt matter" - Mark Twain.

I've been discovering a lot about myself lately. not only am i still getting acquainted with this strange looking hands, theres also the frown that's refusing to go away.. even when i'm not frowning!!

[Dang, smile creases dont look half as bad as this]

Anyways, thats not the end of it.

I'm a little prone to bouts of lightheadedness but nothing really alarming. it's usually a fleeting sensation and has never gotten severe enough for me to keel over like rotting timber or anything lol. but lately its been a little disturbing bcos the frequency seem to be increasing. now i get lightheaded almost everytime i change solitary positions e.g. whenever i get up from sitting, squatting or lying down. and theres also this unexplained breathlessness.

Usually, i'd just put it down to another of those menopausal changes my body's going thru but the possibility of passing out (however minute) on one of my runs is pretty daunting so i hauled my ass over to the doc's for a check-up.

And to cut the story short, i now have to set up an appointment with a cardiologist (which i should be doing right now!!). the doc found my pulse to be irregular and the preliminary ecg shows that i have arrythmia - something's not quite right with my heart's electrical system (sheesh, a broken-down heart now is it?).

But she's also saying i shouldnt worry too much.  my symptoms were mild & the irregularity shown by the ecg wasnt too great.

But of course i had to look it up for myself (google, what else lol)  and true enough out of a long list, i'd noticed only 2:

Symptoms of arrhythmias include
  • Fast or slow heart beat
  • Skipping beats
  • Lightheadedness, dizziness
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Paleness
  • Sweating
 Still.. more about it after i see the specialist. until then i'm holding on to positive thoughts :D


June Malik said...

thats the first thing that came to mind .. but its not that serious but neither should u take it easy .. and be wary of low bp .. apa pun gf .. the frowns and crowns and line part and parcel of circle of life heeh .. its just that its visiting us sooner than the younger counterpart LOL

Ordinary Superhero said...

Don't worry too much and take care.

xplorer said...

hope everything is ok

Justiffa said...

Juney i guess i've started the downward spiral la, but its ok, one just cant fight mother nature ;p

Justiffa said...

OS..tq, i'll try not to worry TOO much (says the resident worry-wart heheheh) ;p

Justiffa said...

Xplorer..insyallah xde pape kot. doakan ek :D