I'll be thinking positive thoughts that you get some answers soon that will make you feel better.
Thank you! I did the stress echo today and it went well. The doctor said there was nothing concerning on my EKG. My heart rate stayed low & she said she was worried she'd have to install a pacemaker and then it rose a little. I laughed and said her words were magical. She kept encouraging me with "You have to get to 85% or else I'll have no choice but to put in a pacemaker" and I kept going. When I was tired she told me to go one more minute or else at that point, I'd need a pacemaker. The technician told me to think stressful thoughts, lol. So I hung on tight and the doctor called out, "82%, 83, keep going, 84, 85 done!". When I laid back down on the table, the technician said, "Look how fast it's dropping" and the doctor said, "Yes, I see that".
Anyway, she said my heart remembered my athleticism from the past and that she was encouraged by what she saw today. She said she'd need to look at it further but she thought whatever was causing the low heart rate & other symptoms wasn't because of my heart.
This is a relief. Every heart beat is vital! Before now, I've been thinking about the children in Calcutta and have reflected on just how many happy memories I've had of life. I've been more than a day-tripper here on this earth and it is good.
Monday is a sleep test and then preliminary testing for MCAS. With every heartbeat now, I hear "Strong heart. Strong heart. Strong heart". <3