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My Heart Goes Pitty-Pat

Thursday, June 25, 2020

My heart does go pitty-pat, but not in a good way. I've been having some palpitations the last 2 months and coupled with a sudden overnight weight gain of 5+ pounds after my last hike, I thought I should see my provider.

Turns out I have a heart murmur which is causing the flutters and weight gain. Don't get me wrong, I'm still overweight generally, but when it settles around the ankles and legs, it's not a good thing.

So, a lot of blood work, a referral to cardiology for a work-up and a let's get real, no-nonsense low salt diet (or 'way of life' however you spin it) and we'll see. I'd be happy for just a little less jumpiness in the chest, thank you very much.

On the other hand, my BP was good: 123/70. Gratitude for that ;-).

Keep on keepin' on.

--Mel

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