i'm clearly pretty terrible at keeping this thing updated. oops. maybe i should work on it.
i suppose i could do a better job keeping track of all the things cardiac related - things in that area are all kinds of crazy! or i could track just how painful it's been trying to get a job...but other than saying i keep hearing "no", there's not much to say. you're caught up. haha. (ps - on that note, anyone looking for an incredibly awesome peds RN? hit me up.)
it'd be more exciting to write about the other things i'm doing while waiting for a job to appear. (that makes it sound like i've just been waiting for one to come to me - know that's not the truth. i stopped counting the number of applications i've submitted after #265)
maybe i'll make it my goal to document the fun hobbies and projects i've been working on since graduating nursing school. in the mean time, i'll update below about where things are health wise...since that's kind of how this all came to be anyways.
since my pacemaker was implanted last march, i've developed a rare complication called pacemaker syndrome. unfortunately, my cardio np said that it's good in that it's not life threatening, but it's bad in that it really just makes you feel like crap. to which i attest to the truth behind that. sigh. we've been trying to find a balance between my metoprolol and flecainide and the settings on my pacemaker. what we're trying to combat is the retrograde arrhythmia that has developed. there's also suspicions that i've got another accessory pathway causing troubles. if you've read the last few posts from forever ago you might remember that i grow accessory pathways like crazy.
we're really hopeful that the increase in meds & higher pacer rates will be enough to keep the arrhythmia in control to where it's not bothersome. it's hard trying to be productive when i keep getting dizzy & have chest pain. we've got some plans in case this course doesn't work, but i'm crossing my fingers that it does. the last option would be another cath/ablation - but because i've been so incredibly overablated i'd have to go out of town to get it done :/
we'll see what happens i suppose.