9.15.2011

Murmur to Me

As I've mentioned before, I had some heart issues while I was in labor with Beck. Ever since, I've felt some weird beats, but I never got it checked out. Today I finally went to a cardiologist, got an EKG done, and had the cardiologist listen to my inner workings. (They pull your shirt up a lot. It's kind of awkward.) He told me that I have a heart murmur, it's probably nothing to worry about, but I should do a few things just in case.

I'll have to go to the hospital to get an ultrasound of my heart (echocardiogram) soon. I also have this weird thing that I have to use for a month. Each time I feel the weird beats happening, I have to press a button on this pager-looking thing, and it will record my heart rate. I have two sticky things on me that are hooked up to the pager, and I have to wear this getup all the time, unless I'm in the shower or something like that. Oh, and the annoying part? After each recording, I have to call the pager company from a LANDLINE. A landline! Where do I find one of those??

This picture is flipped, and the thing is really on my right side.
The other one is on my ribs on the left side.

cool, huh? I guess I need to wear higher shirts.

Heading back to the '90s with my pager. As if!

5 comments:

Turbo said...

Dude, that is crazy! Good job getting it checked out. Hopefully it is nothing to worry about.

tHe sMiTh SaGa said...

Seriously? What a pain. I hope things end up ok and it's nothing major. You're funny about it though. I was thinking about the 90's before I read your comment about it. Funny stuff.
ps, your bangs look cute. Way to go!

Dana said...

Wow. Kari, good luck. Hope all is well with you! I had to have that checked with Kade when he was a baby. But he didn't get all that cool get-up. I laughed about the landline.. Weird. Anyways, your hair is so long! Hope TX is treatin' ya right :) Take care.

Chelsi said...

:( Bummer! I'll be praying for you! You do look totally bitchin' with the pager, though.

Alexis Kaye said...

I had to wear one of those! I felt so cool. Especially since you can't shower for 24 hours and I didn't kno that and I was already pushing it when I went in to get it put on! HA! gross! Well I really hope everything turns out with you and you're healthy :) you look dang cute wearing it though!