Hello Aledans! I think you can guess from the title of today’s update that I found out what’s wrong with my heart. It’s official, I have SupraVentricular Tachycardia (SVT) caused by an extra bundle of nerves on the top half of my heart (supra-ventrical) that causes it to beat faster than the bottom half of my heart (ventrical). When that happens it doesn’t fill with blood properly, so it starts beating harder. That means less blood gets in, and it beats even harder. And the circle of heart crazy goes round and round. I’ve probably had it all my life, but it didn’t go crazy enough for me to notice until I made it to the GUTGAA agent round (there’s a photo of a big spider in that link, now you’ve been warned).
So I’ve been referred to another cardiologist who specializes in electric issues. For the moment I’ll probably go on a fast-acting medication that I can take when it starts acting up (assuming I even notice. I didn’t notice the one time my heart started really going nuts while I had the two-day monitor on), but sometime in the future I’m going to need to go on chronic medication (which I refuse to do), or have surgery (needles!).
Seeing as how I get palpitations every night when I go to bed (yeah, try falling asleep when your heart is skipping beats – I’m fraking exhausted all the time now) I’ll probably need the surgery sooner rather than later. I’ve been reassured that it’s a fairly quick, easy, common procedure, but still… needles *shudders*
But I finally know what’s going on, and I can’t tell you how much of a relief that is. I know it’s not serious, I’m not going to drop dead, and it’s easily fixable. I can deal with a few more needles to fix it for good.
On the writing front, I have been working on Nameless, just not as quickly as I hoped. Loria isn’t a huge character in the book, but she was in all the important scenes, so I’m having to re-write those. Kaye’s scenes are scooting right along, easy peasy, since there are only minor edits to her half of the book. And Kindra’s calmed down some, which is nice. I didn’t realize she was such a spaz until I started this re-write. Yesterday I worked on my favorite scene, and Loria doesn’t show up again until the wedding, so I should be cruising through the next couple chapters (except a scene with the chief that must be re-written because Kindra is a spaz). Then it’s wedding, fighting, death and gore and happy ending! Well, sort-of happy ending. I’m not sure there’s a single person in the book that could call it a truly happy ending. It’s certainly better than it could be.
Kind of like my heart.
Have a good weekend Aledans, and I’ll try to find another scene for Fie Eoin Friday tomorrow. Maybe a Kaye scene this time…