This morning I walked to the pool in the rain, swam six laps, showered, dressed, said "bye" to the receptionist and headed out the door when, once again, I felt my heart doing flip/flops. It has happened before, in fact it did it once last September when I was hiking up to Big McGee Lake and several times since but this one went on and on. I sat down and put my head down between my knees, dizzy and hot faced. The event finally tapered off but this one scared me. I decided I should go to the emergency at the hospital but I didn't want to call 911 and make a big deal out of it. My new friend Wayne walked in the door. I asked him if he would drive me to the hospital. "Sure."
Here I am, imagine my surprise! Hooked up to various equipment and getting a couple of EKGs.
No heart damage was discovered.
After seven hours of laying around waiting for results from blood tests and EKGs I was free to walk home. A great bunch of caring folks at our Mendocino Coast Hospital.
Of course I am embarrassed to mention this because I have been blogging about getting out and walking, hiking, backpacking and swimming and this feels like eating my words. But no, damn it! This is also part of life. I will be fitted with a portable heart monitor next Monday and wear it for a while to hopefully capture an "event". I hope it is water proof!!
Onward, peeps, Onward!!