Yesterday, my settings were changed but the comments made, freaked me out. Not a good experience.
Settings: May 28/08 DDIR > VVIR
Rates: 70 > 125
Rate response curve 7
July 25/08 VVIR
Rates: 70 > 125
Rate response curve 7 > 8
July 30/08 VVIR
Rates: 70 > 140
Rate response curve 8
When I got there, the woman (tech? nurse?) took the histogram, told me to walk the unit (a big square) as fast as possible and to do two flights of stairs, down and back up, quickly.
Then, she started asking other staff, all kinds of questions...seemed to be checking a "handbook" for what to do!! That put me right off, I want someone who "knows" what to do....now, that could just be me, but it unnerved me.
When the doc finally arrived, they were talking in the hallway, he came in, as they looked at the printouts, she was asking him about "boxes filling"??, then he stated that I would "go into heart failure"!!!
That's when I really freaked (quietly, but sure got scared), he turned to me and said that I was going from 70 to 120 in split second, can't have a fast heart rate, etc. ....... he was paged, left the room and the woman gave me a printout, my appointment slip and said for about the 15th time...."you'll be back".
I know the woman wanted to change something, she had me upset and confused because she kept asking others for help.
As soon as I heard "heart failure", I just wanted to run out the door.
All I want, is to be able to do more.....I feel like I've been dragging an anchor for months. My pulse was stuck on 70.....after last Fridays' change, my pulse was going up but I was "hitting the wall" in the 120s......now, my pulse is fast as soon as I move but I've been frightened, worried and am a bit freaked out. (scared).
The last thing on earth I want is heart failure.....but I read a lot of postings last night and many of you are able to camp, hike, run and ride bikes. I can't even do my housework.....yet there is nothing wrong with my heart other than a pacemaker due to fast/erratic arrythmias. They were stopped by my ablation.
I just feel like crying....what to do?? Thankyou for any suggestions.
Sorry for rambling....when I get scared, all I do is leave. Not good but it's me.