Friday, February 14, 2014

I'm in Avril Fibrillation

So the good news is there a good reason for my shitty breath I'm in AF and bad new is just that I'm in AF . So I went to see my GP about my shitty as breathing cos I could feel sumthing wasn't right and when I was liying in bed the other night I felt like I was in AF and then I was like nah can't be and flagged it of, I got my father to take my pulse the day and he thought I was in AF too but I was like nah he's wrong he doesn't know what he's on about, I should have listen I mean he does have AF issues but no I was like no I'm been in AF before I know what it feels like and no I'm not in it, I can't be. Anyway so I went to the doctor told her how bad my breathing had got little things like walking to the other end of the house I was getting short of breath, she took my pulse and sure enough I was in AF .  

So she sent me up to the hospital, so they did a ECG and confident it was AF so as I was in AF I had to be put on blood thinner as you are at high risk of stroke when you are in AF so they started me on a blood thinner it's a new one though unlike warfine you don't have to have blood tests it's called dabigitran which I'm kind of happy there not blood test it's not that I scared of needles or anything like that I just always forget to do my blood test I have like 3 blood forms sitting at home to do my tac level but I just get busy and life gets in the way . 
Any way sine I was in AF I would have loved them just to shock me back into a normal rythem and send me on my way but no they never do it the easy way do that , 
So they have started me on a new Beta blocker called sotalol and taken me off metoprolo so the plan is that hopefully the sotalol can drop my heart rate and if I'm lucky put me back into a normal rhythm I don't have much hope for it though as I'm still sitting in the 100's which would be fine if I wasent in AF but in AF it's just not fun and there no chance of me dropping out of AF when my heart is racing so much . So they keeped me in for a night gave me a choice stay in till they have the heart right or just cum bak for ECG and see her that way intill they can get the heart right.
Any way I go back up to the hospital on  Monday for a ECG and see whats my heart is doing then it's probable a matter of just "fine turning" my meds to see if they can get it low enough to be liveable. 
So when I go upto Auckland in April if I'm still in AF she will look at shocking me back so she better don't wont to be in AF .
Ever time be4 transplant when they tried taking me out of AF with meds it never worked but who know it might be different with a different heart . 


  1. Hey hun, sorry to hear your not doing very well. Sending love and healing to you. Your a trooper you'll get there babe you have to, to show us how its done.