Welcome to HealingWell. I have to ask you - are you the real Sher as she is my favorite of all times as we are the same age.........LOL ?
I am a nurse and cardiac care and ER are my speciality so I don't freak out over an EKG, just hold the paddles in my hand.....
I am glad to see you have a sense of humor as that will take you so far. I think it is a trait a good nurse needs.
I had some runs of Tach and of course when it happens to you to much knowledge may not be helpful as you think of the worse possible things. I call my Cardiologist whom I worked close with and he told me it was probably stress and lay down and rest to see if it stopped. I did and fell asleep and was fine after that. The next day at work he came up to me and whispered in my ear - "Are you OK?" Other then turning a awesome color of red I just whispered back - YES
Sorry about the EKG tech that got all excited..........yup that would freak me out ! I am glad you had all your tests and that issues found can be dealt with. Love the MOM story - that would make sense to me other wise why name it that.
I admire you for giving up smoking and that is a huge accomplishment. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. You are truly awesome.
Keep us posted on how you are doing and thank you for the smiles.
Please know we are here and we care so stick with us.