My heart has been beating more rapidly than it should for a long time. Trying to ignore it, I move faster throughout my day to drown it out. Finally I listened to my new cardiologist and scheduled a procedure that would hopefully make my heart comply with normalcy. Trembling inside, I approached the hospital today with my husband as my designated chauffeur to guide me home in the anticipated post anesthesia fog.
Trying to overcome my active imagination and mounting anxiety, I made polite conversation with the nurse as she showed me to the prepping area. With the hospital gown on and my clothes stored in the stylish plastic bag, I waited for the nurse to return with the EKG machine. I casually mentioned to her that I thought that my heart felt calm today, beating its intended rhythmic beat. Much to my surprise and total delight, the EKG tape showed the proof of my heart behaving! I guess the new meds started two days ago had started their magic! As she went to confirm that I could gain an uneventful and early release, I noticed on the curtain defining my cubicle words embroidered into random panels. I know they are of the bumper sticker caliber but I wrote them down. To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. (Before the March challenge I probably would not have even had paper and a pen with me at this time!)
After a visit from the doctor, we were on our way! What a pleasant and unexpected change of events for the day with time to go out to lunch to celebrate!