That's cool, Joyce... no worries.<quoted text>I am sorry that I did not come right back to see if you replied. My day began to get busy. Oh yes always get a second opinion or more. Often times they will tell you nothing can be done when it can. It seems to me that if your heartbeat was irregular that is what a pacemaker and a defibulator is for but maybe there are other complications I don't know about in your case. Usually an enlarged heart is caused by something else putting stress on your system. Maybe congested heart, where your heart rate is not able to pump the heart efficiently and you get a back up of congestion due to this. That congestion is the clear part of blood that was squeezed out over the pressure after it could not pump and the heart staying surrounded by this becomes enlarged. The heart can sometimes rebound after all the conditions are cleared to a point.
I can understand leaving to go to a family gathering like you did but now do not just let yourself die not going back. Or going to another place for help. I am glad you got your visit for Thanksgiving. My family did our Thanksgiving yesterday and we did good. Christmas is coming and I wish everyone a merry Christmas including you but that has always been the saddest part of the year for me since childhood. If something tragic happens around that time of year, it scars a person for life sometimes and that is my case. I participate but I am always crying inside and I hate to hear "Merry Christmas" and see Christmas reminders. I will admit this online to you only but I don't tell anyone else my feelings on this. I just glue a smile and go on. The day after Thanksgiving the blues set in like today.
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Thanks for the advice.
They can't even find anything wrong with my heart to correct.
Just that I got into Atrial Fibrillation with SVT, a heart rate that goes as high as 250 beats a minute and then drops down to 40 or so before it stabilizes around 100... then right back to 250 and repeat.
I get these blackouts when my heart rate and blood pressure drops suddenly.
My blood pressure goes as high as the 190/170 range... then drops way down low with my heart-rate.
The only thing they have thought of trying is cauterization... going in and burning away a spot they think might be causing the problem.
He said they would only be guessing... and it might make it worse.
Plus it costs over $100,000... and I'm not sure it's worth wasting those kinds of resources on me that MIGHT work and MIGHT make me worse.
There are younger and more deserving people who need that care more that I.
My name is not Dick Cheney.