Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Stress = Heart Flutters = Exhuastion

I talked to my wonderful cardiologist yesterday, he is awesome and gave me the results over the phone rather than making me go in and pay a co-pay for our chat :)

The good news is that my mitral valve will be good for years to come and I don't have to quit any physical activities!  I did have some extremely high heart rate spikes during sand volleyball but he said they coincided with the activity I was doing and the extreme heat/humidity.  It's up to me if I want to feel miserable for an hour during volleyball ;)  The only changes we made are my appointments, instead of seeing him every two years I will see him every year to keep an eye on the mitral valve.

I did have some flutters that were recorded, I kept a record for myself of when the flutters occurred and if anything was going on in my life at the time.  They did happen during "higher stress" situations and that was it.  He told me to stay away from high stress, that's the only way to help with the flutters.  I had to laugh out loud a bit at that, although I've been doing very well at keeping my stress level down and will continue to do so.  The flutters are what wear out my heart and me, I've had great energy and have been feeling good and plan on continuing keeping on this path.

As for my am workouts, haven't started them yet, oops.  We ended up playing nine games of volleyball Sunday, it was a cool 85 degrees and cloudy.  As my brother said, I was playing the best volleyball of my life on Sunday.  I had five kills, FIVE!!!!  Too bad we only get one more Sunday to play together, at least we'll go out on a really good note and I finally have my confidence back to be the great hitter I always was :)

Needless to say I was extremely sore Monday morning so I wasn't wanting to work out and last night I stayed up way too late glued to the tv watching the Olympics and so I just slept this morning :)

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