Monday, November 17, 2008

Tough Week

Since the last post, things have been kind of tough. As I mentioned last time I did come off the beta blocker. After a few days I started feeling really bad. Chest pains, palpitations, fatigue, breathing wasn't right and my left arm and hand felt weird.
So, I started back on the beta blocker and called a new Cardiologist that I was scheduled to see next week. They had me come in today instead.
My apt. lasted 3 hours and included another echo, stress test on the treadmill and then another echo. My injection fraction number was still good, in normal ranges and everything looked ok. The doctor did mention something called exercise induced bundle-branch block. She wants me to have another test done, I can't remember what it is called but the test is a CT scan that takes pictures of the heart after an injection is given. I believe it exposes you to high levels of radiation so I will need to discuss this with my oncologist first.
As far as the beta blocker, she said to stop taking it. IF, I begin to have all the problems like I had this weekend then she will have me come in to the hospital for a closer look at the heart.
I have been off ( again) the beta blocker for 24 hours so far and am doing ok. Chris and I ran tonight about 3.5 miles. I cut out about the last 1/2 mile and went home while he finished running 4 miles. I can't say I felt great but after not running for 8 days and having a bad week it is no wonder I did not feel so great.
I am praying that I will find the right cardiologist. I did like her and she is very much on board to keep me running but also to make sure it is safe.

On Thursday I received a Zometa treatment and although it went well I am sure it played a role in how bad I felt this weekend.
I will also be starting the lupron injections to put me back in a medical menopause this week.

We attended our neighbors funeral on Saturday ( see family blog), Our Grandma Doris is now in Hospice care in Michigan ( today is her 94th? Birthday). She is not expected to be with us much longer and....
Someone hit Chris on the highway on his way home from work tonight. He is fine, says his neck hurts a little but we are afraid his car might be considered totaled and we just paid it off not long ago :(

Please keep Grandma Doris and our Minich family in prayer. This verse just keeps going through my mind~
Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Anonymous said...

I'm so sorry for what you and Chris are going through right now - please let me know if we can do anything at all for you guys. You are both in our prayers, along with Grandma Ruth and Byron's family. All our love,
Michelle, Jeff, Matthew, and Popcorn

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh - Jeff's grandmother's name was Ruth and I think that's why I typed that... meant to say Grandma Doris... wish there was a way to edit the comment, I'm SO sorry.... (blushing). But Grandma DORIS is definitely in our prayers..... :)

Anonymous said...

I love you Mom! You fight through anything and EVERYTHING, and you know how much faith I have in you. ;)


Anonymous said...

Glad you are both O.K. Charlotte

Anonymous said...

Hi Elaine,

I just finished reading your last few blogs.

I was happy to learn that you are going off your meds and your lab work was normal. Glad you are feeling better. I enjoyed your blog about our visit and your visit with Susie, Burt, Michelle, etc.

Harvey and I truly enjoyed visiting with Tim and you. We were so glad to see how well both of you looked. Lunch was fun. We were just sorry we didn't see the rest of your family. Maybe our next visit.

About it for now. You take care and love to the family. Continued good luck with going off your meds.

Love, Dena

Anonymous said...

Hi Mama...I hope you are feeling better. I've been praying for you
constantly--I know Kevin has too.


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