I have had to report racing heartbeats every night since I’ve been wearing the monitor. It has been recording things that I have missed. But do I really have to worry? No. The doctor hasn’t called to say go to the emergency room. I am now waking up every day with more confidence. Yay! I am still not dead! Every day is a blessing. And there is treatment to help non-lethal tachycardia. I have reason to believe I won’t be dead tomorrow too. So I will keep on writing and living and living to write, and to honor that resolution I will share the happy-doodle Paffooney that I doodled this morning after waking up not-dead.
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Last night I had an episode that may have been tachycardia, a scary enough thing, but that was followed by chest pain in the area of my heart. I came very near to calling 911 and going to the emergency room at about 2:20 a.m. I didn’t, or rather, I kinda passed out before I got to the phone. But it turned out okay. I have been to the cardiologist twice before for the same thing. It turned out that the electrocardiogram was completely normal. Before it was my COPD that fooled me into thinking I was having a heart attack. This time was probably also that. Lung pain and muscle spasms can disguise themselves in Halloween costumes of myocardial infarction. But I am over the scare now. I am not dead. I am apparently not dying yet. So I am still playing games with Paffooney backgrounds.