Supraventricular Tachycardia (SVT)

 

On my Welcome page I briefly mentioned seeing a cardiologist, as an example of a specialist. I do have a heart condition. A heart condition is different from a heart problem. However, I do not have asthma, which was also mentioned there. I have had this condition growing up for as long as I can remember. I do literally burn calories without doing anything. I know…you hate me! I have a natural elevated heart rate when I am resting. Dancing or doing aerobics, even if it is vigorous in nature is okay. However, I have always had a problem running. I get out of breath very quickly. I have tried over the years to build up my endurance, but it is difficult. After I am done, I am completely wiped out and just want to sleep. Now as I previously mentioned, I can do hardcore dancing and aerobics and not have much of a problem. I think I have my theories on why that is.  But I know that it is possible to be a runner, because there are athletes with this condition that competed in the Olympics and won metals. I can do it; I just have to work that much harder. The athletes that I know about all had operations though. Awww, unless I have surgery, I may never be the runner that I want to be! I just had a surgery and after what I’ve been through, don’t want to have another one any time soon. Without doing any exercises (example, while sleeping) my heart has raced at 280 beats per minute instantaneously. I will continue to try to run if it’s the-last-thing-I-do……

Today it was a little bit cloudy cold and windy. I thought it would be a good to run because I would not get to hot. Getting hot was never an issue while I was out. It started to rain….a very cold rain with a stiff wind. (I showered and washed my hair before I left the house. Sometimes, but not always, I do that before and after I exercise likened to jumping in the ocean or pool) It got to a point that my hands and ears where numb. There was nothing on radar in the immediate vicinity that indicated it would be raining. It was a surprise. Even now I’m having minor tremors. I guess I need to take that second shower now and rinse my head in hot water. I hope I haven’t set myself back. Anyway, I firmly believe that a person does not get sick from being cold. A person gets sick from viruses. So, I will be okay….I’m just happy to have my voice back! :-)

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