As it turns out, the bathroom floor is not a good look for me. Not that I was ever planning to have to have that as a “look” but apparently Monday morning my heart and my body thought it was something I should experience. Full on…. lights out… pass out! The only thing worse would have been doing that buck naked! I was at least spared that indignity; I was at the sink starting to brush my teeth. Apparently, this kind of thing just happens every now and again to cardiac patients when blood pressure drops quickly and dramatically. They really need to include this little bit of drama in the handbook under “this could happen to you, if you have heart failure” for goodness sakes! No one ever mentioned this as a possibility! Not that it would make me more ready for it. But Jeeze…. by the time Ed (the nurse) arrived which was in less than 10 minutes (thank God I do not have to do hospitals anymore, this would have been 2-3 day testing bonanza of testing for them). I was still pasty and sweaty but my BP was on the rise, still 94/56 but incredibly low for me. The biggest side effect seems to be I somehow messed up my knee, some swelling, and yeee-ouch-ness, but can walk. It is more like a sprain or a pull, either way,it sucks…It all sucks! Spent yesterday in bed legs elevated and off all high BP meds to encourage higher BP (that is a first for me) and on O2, today I am allowed to return to an “edited” version of normal. Whatever that turns out to be!
"I'm a Mess Righ Now" Ed Sheran