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!


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!

Anonymous 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 Lasater 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!