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Echo Today

Apr 03, 2013 - 1 comments

So I pushed my electrophysiologist to get another echo, since we are coming up on 2 years since my last one. I hate tests... They scare me like crazy and waiting for the results, well its just torture but... It was my idea so, this afternoon I go for my echo. He thinks one every 3 years is fine etc.

Still have this stupid eye twitching, going on 3 weeks now (off and on). My primary care said its seen a lot and no biggie, I go to see my eye doc this weekend for my annual eye check up and will mention it to him too. But when I called, they brushed it off too, said it super annoying and super common. That bothers me too.

I always fear the worse case scenario and am never able to just "wait it out and see." All part of my anxiety no doubt. While my anxiety is general is much better (I no longer have panic attacks thank God) when it comes to my health, it spikes. I have been like that for 7 years now. I notice my body sensations, google (yea I know I shouldn't but I can't help it) and of course Dr. Google always shows most horrible results. LOL FEAR FACTOR!

Working out is going great. I workout typically 5 days a week, sometimes 6. Monday and Tuesdays are my 2 hour nights, pretty intense stuff, Kickboxing, weight lifting, RIPPED and Body Step. I probably burn over 2,000 calories in those 2 nights alone. Wednesdays is zumba, so is Thursday. Friday I run 2 miles on the dreadmill and Saturdays is Zumba and weight lifting. My rest days are Sundays  It feels great, I am still not where I want to be and I still have 25 pounds I need to drop but I am getting there. My blood work came back and my cholesterol dropped 21 points (which it wasn't considered high to begin with but I watch it since it runs in my family). It also dropped my HDL which they said is normal from cutting out fats etc.

So seeing results is very nice. I am hoping within the next 6 months I will be where I want and need to be.

Anyway, heres to getting a good email from my electrophysiologist telling me the echo looks good and hopefully I can move on from this a bit more

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by gothic_beauty, Apr 10, 2013
Hi again,

I just read this and wanted to say GOOD FOR YOU!!! You seem to be doing super well, and on the road to doing even better. I am so impressed by your workout schedule. I am where I want to be in terms of weight, but I am terrible at working out. I always tell myself I'm going to start running, but I haven't done so more than once or twice a week for over a year now, and when I do, it's usually only for a half hour or so and at lamentably low intensity. It's not that I haven't had the time; I'm unemployed right now, so I have nothing but. I guess I'm just not motivated. I'm better with walking than anything else, and love to take long walks outside, but of course, in the winter that plan freezes ... literally :0. However, hearing (or reading) you describe the ways that regular exercise has helped you makes me want to get up off the couch for good! It is indeed nice to see results, especially when you're waiting for other results, such as the results of your echo. The way you're going, though, I wouldn't worry at all. Same goes for the eye twitching. I have had periodic eye twitching in the past, and I know it can be annoying, but I've also heard that in 99% of cases, it really is related to stress and nothing more sinister. I'd say you're going to be more than fine, for many years to come :)

Keep up the good work, and keep me posted on how you're doing!!

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