Monday, November 2, 2009

Heart Monitor Week One Down

Today marked the first week done for my heart monitor. Two more to go and after today, I am officially ticked off with it. Not only are the sensitive electrode sticky things still leaving a rash, but today I wanted to throttle the company monitoring me. When I feel an "episode" I am to hold the record button and it sends them the info asap. And they call during daytime hours and ask about symptoms and what I am doing as I feel this. Which is fine. But as you know, I am a night owl. So one of the times I recorded I went back to sleep. I am exhausted, it has been a really hard week. Sandy wakes me up and tells me I need to call the people, they left a message. It had taken forever to fall asleep so I was NOT happy.

I told her I would call them when I was up for the day. So it takes a while again before I fall asleep and I am in such a good deep sleep, when all of a sudden, an alarm sound is going off near my head over and over, never ending. It is my bloody monitor!! It wants me, seriously it says this on the screen, to call the people NOW!! So I have to wake up and look for a phone and find the numbe and call, the whole time the alarm never turns off. They even put me on hold for like 5 minutes before asking the same questions as normal!! This couldn't wait until I called THEM back?!! There was no emergency or anything. I was so mad!

I went back to bed and lay there and my heart started thumping super hard and fast...did I record it? NO! I was so tired, I was like, screw it. So I had a sucky sleep and my skin looks mean and angry with me and I have 2 weeks left on this stupid monitor!! Agghhhh!! I am starting to get pissy.

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Izzy said...

What ?!?!
Wow talk about inconveinient!!!
I'm sorry to hear that craptastic news...
But why do you have to go thru heart monitoring?
I'm not sure I completely understand I mean is it because of all the Diabetic issues or the OCD?

God why does t matter what its for they are making you go thru hell thats a bunch of bull T_T
wow I got angry just reading your frustration about this I know I get pretty angry when someone wakes me and I know what thats like :(
I would say something on the subject but I'm confused and sad to hear that they are gving you such greif I hope the next two weeks go by quick so you don't have to deal with them any more.

CaJoh said...

I just hope that they find something and soon so that you don't have to repeat the process just because they don't have the proper information.

Good luck with your tests.

LadyStyx said...

damn what a pain in the ass that is!. Hopefully the next 2 weeks gofaster than this week has.

Lee said...

I hate when doctors kind of leave everything in your hands.
I hope you don't have to do it again.

Tori_z said...

That sucks! I hope it ends up worth it, and that they find something that gives you proper answers. *Hugs*

mama-face said...

Two more weeks? I'm sorry about your sucky sleep; but we want you to get all better, right? (I'm a mom, I can't help it!) But, I do understand the need for sleep.
Good Luck with your bloody monitor.

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