Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hard to Swallow

Just a quick post tonight. I had news today which has been a bit hard to swallow.

The holter monitor testing showed that yes, that 'extra beat' I've been feeling in my heart really is there. I think they call it ventricular ectopic beats. Also, my heart was going into SVT at times during the monitoring (top measurement was 166 beats a minute, so not severe but still rapid). The Echo Test will show us if there is a physiological reason why my heart is doing this.

For now, I need to make lifestyle adjustments. I need to eliminate all caffeine and alcohol from my diet.


No tea. No coffee. No chocolate. No wine.



Yep, it's a bit hard to swallow.

Also (and this is the bit that is really worrying me, to be honest), the lump I felt in my breast really is there and I am going for a breast ultrasound tomorrow. This will show if the hardening is simply fibrocystic (and benign) - or you know what. I don't even want to say it.

So that's where I am tonight. I'm going to bed to prevent myself thinking any more about all this. Just wanted to share. Please keep praying, I so appreciate it.


From the kitchens of friends said...

Father, please surround Saminda with your peace that passes understanding. Wrap her in Your blanket of comfort and reassure her that You will never leave her side; in fact, that You will carry her, strenthening her and drawing her even closer to Your heart.
Jesus, You're the Friend for all, especially little children. May Saraya, Elijah and William know Your unshakable presence at this time as well.
Thank You for the miracle You're going to bring to pass in this family, Lord. It's going to be an awesome tale of Your provision and shepherding.
Holy Spirit, thank You that you take our heartfelt groans, tears and utterances and shape them into prayers to change lives. Thank You for interceding for us.
In Your Name, Jesus, I pray...
Saminda, you are loved and held in prayer.

Heather said...

Oh, Saminda. I'm praying so hard for you. Please keep us posted when you have news.

Laura said...

Oh, dear Saminda, you have my prayers, my hope, and love! I so hope that everything calms down and you stay healthy!

And forever? Even if you get healthy? I cannot imagine a life without tea!

Juliana E. said...

My prayers are with you. I am so sorry you are going through all of this. Take care of yourself and keep us updated.

Renata said...

Praying for you my sweet friend & will continue throughout the day.
Love to you

Smilie girl said...

Prayers for you to be strong and courageous. Being unsure is harder than having information and going from there. Lots of love and hugs for you.

momto9 said...

Oh no...I'm so sorry! I haven't been by your blog in months and wasn't expecting such news. I hope it's all wrong and further testing will just show you're just too stressed or something!

AmFriend said...

Ugh NO CHOCOLATE ever. That sucks. I read your more recent post ref the breast lump, so thankful that it is a benign condition. HUGS lady!

Karen said...

Praying...and can you at least drink decaf & herbal teas? I can't imagine loosing chocolate and tea....anyway, "may the God of comfort, comfort you in all your troubles..." (2 Cor. 1:4)

jazzy cat said...

Wow! I just read this Min as have been away on a short break. That must have been worrying - thank goodness the ultrasound showed it was benign!!! When the doctor told me a similar thing last year I had a bit of a panic until given all clear - nasty!! Especially with the added complication of your irregular heart beat! That will be tough to change your diet, although necessary, it's still rough. Hope it all goes well and you can find some healthier alternatives on which to 'indulge' for the moments you need them most!!!

...they call me mommy... said...

PRAYING, Saminda!!!


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