Check up Monday
I have not written for a while, but I check out the site a few times a week. It feels good to know that others are here.
I have a check-up with the doctor himself this coming Mon. I only see the actual doctor 2x a year. The other times it's nurses and technicians.
I have some questions and I wanted to run them by you - I always get this reaction like " you are so strange/ annoying/ hypochondriac to ask this stuff."
1. I (still) get this "fast/flutter" kind of heart beat occasionally, often when I am resting. It is annoying and lasts from a few minutes to a few hours. Why and what is this, how do I stop it (is there a better way to ask this)?
2.My hands have been swelling at night( for 6 months). I can no longer wear my wedding ring to bed. Why and what is going on?
I have asked this of the nurse 2 times - they have said it was the summer heat and then too much salt- it is winter now and I do not overuse salt-I don't accept this answer from the nurses.
3. When is my pacemaker set to do a self check? Does it do a daily check? I seem to wake every night around the same time - just wondering.
4. I have started weight lifting, swimming and racquetball. I am feeling good with the activity- sometimes a bit sore around pacer site- are there any precautions I need to be aware of?
This is what I have to ask the doctor. I also want to ask the tech how much I am pacing these days (1year post op).
Any suggestions about how to make the most of the visit and get some answers?