I couldn't go upstairs.
That's the thing. About a month or so ago, I realised I was having my heart beat crazy faster when I went upstairs. My house is two floors, with my bathroom and bedroom on 2nd, so I had plenty of observation trials. I didn't worry that much at first, as I've had a rapid pulse for a while now, and my heart beating double time all the time was ruled not to be a danger *shrug* But that was joined with breathlessness. Again, that wasn't that odd what with the asthma. But they got worse, and then they added in dizzy and shaking, and sometimes stabs of chest pain. I knew the pain was not my lungs or rib cartilage, since breathing deeper didn't hurt. That meant that it was my heart itself kicking me in the chest.
Twitching began to add itself to the fun now and then too, and then last night, from one simple trip upstairs, I brought on *hours* of muscle twitching, sweating, *and* a migraine.
I was now afraid to go upstairs.
It's so weird. I can go for a three hour walk, a two hour bike ride. I can never say I'm healthy, and I have to be very careful, but considering everything, I think I'm in decent shape. So what is with the stairs? And how can I manage to avoid them, what with half my house up there?
So, time for a doc appt.
Good news? My blood pressure is dead on normal baby, 120/80. Bad news? The doctor is certain it's my heart; there were many professional frowny faces. Blood was drawn, and an ECG ordered, "for a start".
You don't need an appointment for this test, so I went to the hospital, and it was done in maybe five minutes including 'get in the johnny shirt' time. No waiting or anything.
Except for the results. Those take a week...
The department was downstairs, down three flights of stairs. I had to laugh.
The spousal unit surprised me today by bringing my bike home, fully repaired.
It's been overcast, sometimes raining, the bugs are really really terrible. It's just awful weather for biking. But somehow, I really think I should go for a ride. Just as soon as I can. And absolutely, especially, even if I don't think I can...