Posted 7/23/2005 2:03 PM (GMT -6)
Well, I had a not to good appt with my cardio yesterday. He asked me if I could hang around a little longer so he could call in confer with my ep about what's going on. After speaking to my ep, he came back to me with three options on my tachycardia.
1 - Do nothing. (Not really an option for me...I feel like crap right now.)
2 - Try yet another drug. (I've been on so many drugs already, none have helped yet and I'm running out of time before school starts.)
3 - Do a third ablation. (Don't really want this but it looks like a good choice for the moment.)
Up until now, he had believed a pacemaker could be a possibility. My ep told him that I have some odd right atrial tachycardia and a pacemaker wouldn't help me at all. It would actually make me worse. He told me the only way to correct my RASVT was an ablation. And if the third ablation didn't work, then a fourth and a fifth and so on until my heart rate is to the proper level. I was told that I'm one of the less than 1% that has this much trouble.
The thought of having another ablation, let alone a fourth, fifth, or sixth one later on, is mind numbing for me right now. I don't want it but my cardio says this is the best option for me. I've got is scheduled for next Friday...this is the quickest I've ever been scheduled for one.
I was taken off the extra drugs so it's just 200mg of Toprol and my .3 of Florinef.
After all of this, I had an anxiety attack and went to urgent care. Was given something to help "take the edge off" as the doc said. (I liked this doc...very nice.)
I have high hopes for this ablation. Everyone says the third time is the charm...here's hoping that's true for me. I'm still scared though. I hate having to go through all this again.
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