Hello and I hope you all are well, my dear Healing Well family.
Last Thursday, I was admitted to the ER for rapid heart rate at 161. (Atril fib with RVR for those of the medical field). They gave me some IV cardizem and it converted to a normal rhythm after a while. They then started a heparin drip and admitted me to ICU. My cardiac enzymes were slightly elevated throughout the hospital stay, but the cardiologist said that he felt it wasnt a heart attack, but that if I continued chemo or radiation, that I would have a heart attack. He also told me I didnt need radiation because I was at a stage I for my cancer. He further told me his sister just died at age 52 from breast cancer. I told him that my cancer was endometrial and not breast cancer, and that the oncologist told me this was a particularly aggressive cancer. He continued to tell me that I didnt need radiation. I got so upset by his unprofessionalism I threw him out of my room. I mean who is he to tell me I don't need radiation? He also told me I needed a cardiac cath because I could have a heart blockage.
So now I need to contact my oncologist and discuss this. I also need a second opinion of both the cardiologist and the oncologist. I have an appt this Fri with the oncologist to discuss my options. Not soon enough for my taste, but what can I do?
I want to thank you for all your concern and prayers. They keep me whole and it keeps me going. You all give me strength. I love you all for that.
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