You know it’s going to be a bad day when you end up being taken from the office to the hospital in an ambulance.
When I got into the office, I could feel my heart racing and beating irregularly. I figured I would wait and see if it calmed down. It didn’t, so I went down to the HR office, where they proceeded to call an ambulance for me. The ambulance arrived, and the paramedics confirmed what I had noticed. They took me down to the emergency room at St. Luke’s, and after a while the doctor came by with a diagnosis.
I have an atrial fibrillation. So, I need to follow up with both a cardiologist in the next day or two, and also make an appointment with my regular physician. That’s something I haven’t been doing for a long while, and need to be much better at. Still, it was not fun sitting in an emergency room with an IV in my arm and wearinng an oxygen mask and EKG probes. Fortunately, the problem went away and they were willing to release me.
I’m back at the office now, but will have to start making appointments… blah. I already know I’m going to have to start cutting out caffeine and possibly alcohol. We’ll see what the cardiologist says, but in the meantime… this was one scare I didn’t want to have.