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Old 06-09-2012, 11:35 AM   #1
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Location: Rancho Cucamonga, So. California
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gknee HB User
Hospitalization and CFS/FM

I have been hospitalized twice the last month for chest pains and tachycardia of 180 beats per minute. I have received every cardiac test there is. I have had irradiated chemicals injected, CAT scans, echocardiograms, x-rays, stress tests, I sear they must have taken gallons of blood.

As you have guessed I am in the biggest CFS/FM flare of all times. It has taken me a week just to sit on the couch. My fatigue is whipping my a**.

This Monday I am having a Cardiac Ablation. Essentially they are going to stick a catheter wire in my heart and burn the areas of my heart where the electrical problems are. They are hoping that this will get rid of my racing heart episodes. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to local annestetics so I'm hoping they will give me enough "happy juice" to make the 6 hour procedure a happy time. Doesn't that sound like fun?

I'm taking bets on how this ablation will beat me down. I'm a teacher on summer vacation but I don't wan't to spend my entire vacation in bed.

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Old 06-12-2012, 06:48 PM   #2
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Location: Rancho Cucamonga, So. California
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Re: Hospitalization and CFS/FM

Well ,I made it through my procedure in one piece. I'm not feeling as bad as I thought I was going to. My Dr really went out of the way to find a local that would work. They had the hospital pharmacist research what locals I couldn't have and determine what locals that may work. He found one that I could use. Thank goodness.

I had happy juice but I was semi awake for most of the procedure. They kept giving me more. By the difficult part of the procedure I was asleep. I had a nice nap and woke up a few hours later.

He wasn't able to find any areas in my heart that needed ablation. He said there are four kind of electrical issues with a heart like mine. Mine is the one that doesn't respond to ablation. The next step is using a holder device to try to capture the irregular heartbeats and meds to stop them from happening again.

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