Must Relaxby Angie

17 Nov 2008
6:11 pm

I visited Stanford today for another pacer check and an appointment with Dr. Al-ahmad. The bad news is, I’ve had another episode of V-tach, although I “got out of it” on my own. The good news is, there was only one, and Dr. Murphy has convinced Dr. Al-ahmad that I’ll be safer if we just leave things be for now. SO, I’m good to go for another six months, apparently.

I have another little problem, though. When I checked in, my pulse was about 110, and it stayed over 100 the entire time I was there. Based on my pacer history, this is not a unique occurrence. My sleeping rate has been consistently over 85, which isn’t good either. There’s not much to do about it, though – except eliminate all stress from my life… and where’s the fun in that, I ask you? Well, they lowered my pacing rate from 85 to 75 and I’m supposed to seek more calm and untroubled state of being. I’m thinkin’ that’s not happening between now and next year.

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  1. Kristi
    11:52 PM on November 17th, 2008

    So is one of those Zen rock gardens with the little rake on your Christmas list then? 🙂

  2. Kathy
    4:39 AM on November 19th, 2008

    I would add to the Zen garden Allen Finger’s meditation Yoga CD. I have been impressed with yoga’s affect on my over-all feeling of inner peace even in my current stressful schedule, and my pulse is definitely lower than it used to be since I started adding yoga to my routine. And this guy’s gentle guidance and soothing voice are great. Once you know the routines you can do them at your own pace & to your own favorite relaxing music, or silence, too.

  3. Angie
    11:56 AM on November 19th, 2008

    Cutting and pasting to Wishlist right now…

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