My hard REBOOT worked! My heart is beating in sinus rhythm- strong and blood pressure is down. All is good! thank you for prayers and good thoughts. I literally have a fresh start. Amazing and wonderful!
I have mixed feelings about posting this message on FB. Now that word is getting out, I want to tell my friends about what is going on with me. A few weeks ago, I discovered my heart went seriously atrial fib. It is related to my thyroid and we are on task to resolve that issue. It turns out our electronics are not the only thing that gets a hard reboot. Next week I am going to have a cardio version to restart my heart with the purpose of getting it back into sinus rhythm. There is a 90% probability a hard reboot will resolve the issue, and if not, we can look at doing it again and/or other options. I understand the anticipation is the worst part and I may find out many of my friends have had this procedure. I have had to curtail my normal go-go-go activity because even climbing stairs is an effort. The first question people ask is - am I at risk of a heart attack? Well not really, the larger risk is the pooling of blood in the upper chamber and then my very irregular and crazy dancing (Brett says like a salsa dance) heart could throw a clot. That would then result in a stroke. I am taking blood thinners to prevent this and also in preparation for the procedure. Once the procedure is done, I am able to return to my intense schedule with much travel, but I do plan to ease into it. Just a little. As friends, you know that Nansen is to STRESS as a fish is to water! I keep saying I am making lifestyle changes, but keep doing the (what I thought was) urgent and not focusing on me. This has been a bit of a difficult time, if only because I am not used to being sidelined. But this is also giving me time not only to catch up on reports, filing, office work - but more important for reflection, prayer and journaling. I have been making small changes.. for example you might notice I am not really posting politics on my personal profile page (it gets too upsetting to argue - why do some of my liberal friends believe the media portrayal of republicans? We are nice people. We all have some common ground.) (oops I broke my little rule, well..it is more of a guideline than a rule - aarrh). I want to focus on relationships and making a better world here at home, in my community, then the broader world. Nah, I don't plan to leave politics or my job. But I am going to get better at taking care of me, setting boundaries with my time, creating a beautiful home/environment and enjoy my family/friends more. These things matter. Say a prayer and send good vibes my way. I will keep you posted. The REBOOT Day is next Wednesday.
My Mother-in-law passed away this morning. RIP Gerry Malin. Thank you for raising Brett Malin to be a loving husband and father. You will be missed.
Irony: Californians won't have the water to wash their mandatory reusable bags: bit.ly/1vvaR6E