If your body is a temple, mine must be dedicated to some dark, sadistic god of chaos and destruction
With long standing diagnoses of fibromyalgia, PCOS, fibroids, IBS, a pinched nerve at C4/5, PTSD, depression, and eczema. A more recent diagnosis of ME/CFS. A pending diagnosis of degenerative disk disease (awaiting MRI). And an upcoming visit to a genetic counselor, for screening purposes due to my sister's recent cancer diagnosis and extensive family history of cancer. I had an adventure yesterday evening:
Insert long story about symptoms (symptoms my doctor dismissed not two weeks ago) and feeling unwell here, followed by a call in to Telehealth an ambulance was sent out to my apartment. Three lovely paramedics showed up. Hooking me up to their ECG machine they detected regular PVCs. My other vitals were good and the PVCs weren't frequent enough to be life threatening. Not wanting to drastically increase my exposure to Covid I opted not to be taken to the hospital, on the understanding that I would continue to monitor my vitals and call back if there were any changes.
Today I need to follow up on the second part of my decision not to go to hospital: call my doctor's office and arrange for blood tests, an ECG, Holter monitor, and referral to a cardiologist. Such fun!
I am not looking forward to having to follow up on yet another health issue when it's hard enough to pursue care for the others!