PVC's are (according to the Mayo Clinic) premature ventricular contractions.
This basically means my heart is beating prematurely or earlier that it is supposed to. As far as the doctors know it isn't going to kill me, even though it may affect my quality of life and how I feel. They are dead-on, I do not feel well, it's as if my heart is spastic, it makes me short of breath and a bit cranky as I just feel...ick. On top of this I am also having what they call sinus tachycardia when I exercise...my heart will beat at 198 bpm...not what they want, especially when I've been working out for years and should have better cardio health.
It makes it hard to breathe, so I sound like I'm a complete newbie (huffing and puffing) even though I feel normal...just a bit out of breath...no fainting but sometimes I do have pain in my chest and left-side of neck. (sad face)
I am now taking a beta-blocker to slow the heart down and hopefully control the pvc's. So far I have not really gotten any relief, ugh...it's only been a week so I am not sure I can complain yet! (Smiley face) Last night as I lay in bed trying to feel better, I was seriously this (-) close to breaking down in tears...then I had to remind myself...it can always be worse. There is a reason I'm going through all this and God has a plan and a purpose for everything. I am thankful that as far as doctors know, there is nothing mechanically wrong with my heart (that they can find), and that it probably won't kill me.
Okay, enough whining from me...let's talk about healthy living for awhile. Did you like that segway (no, not the one you stand on)?
What are y'all doing to live as healthfully as you can during the Christmas season? I am trying to eat more yogurt, smaller helpings...less red meat...and drink more water.
Here as some tips I am going to use this Christmas season...I'll let you know how it works out!
1. Drink more water, to combat all the foods that are rich in fat and sodium.
2. Eat less meat, enough said.
3. Eat smaller helpings, use a smaller plate and fill it up with veggies, fruit and generally healthier choices.
4. Eat the goodies, just in smaller servings.
5. Find time to fit in exercise, even if that means taking a walk/jog around the block (up the street, through town) etc...Go to gym when time permits and do at least 30 minutes of exercise or weight training 3 days a week, during the weeks leading up to Christmas.
6. Smile and be happy, let my inner joy shine through to the outside so others can see and be blessed.
Have a great week y'all! Let me know how your week turned out! Blessings and hugs!Godspeed...this comes from the Middle English expression "God spede (you)", a wish for success and fortune for one setting out on an enterprise, voyage, adventure, or travels. It may also mean good luck.
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