In Health News Today…

I’m on my way to the doctor this morning.  Apparently I’ve worked myself into a bit of a health issue here by not managing my stress well enough, in addition to not taking care of myself by eating well.  At least this is my diagnoses.  I’ve been experiencing heart palpitations for the past week.  I blame that blasted garage sale that I’ve been gearing up for and which finally came to a head last weekend.  That thing had been hanging over me like a dark cloud for the past year.  I should be awash with relief right now instead of sitting here with heart palpitations.  Ugh.

So now I have to go to the doctor.  I don’t really care for most doctors, it seems all they want to do is cut you open or medicate you, and I’m not so keen on either.  Not to mention I don’t have any health insurance at the moment so I’m sure it’s going to cost me a pretty penny, and my pennies are ever so dwindling over here.  I’m angry with myself for not taking better care of my health.  I know all the proper ways of doing so, and I do make an effort, but I think my brain gets in the way sometimes, darn thing is always thinking an’ stuff.  😉  But my brain can’t take all the blame, I have had quite a number of external circumstances going on here that have been very difficult to deal with.

I’m just hoping they don’t find anything seriously wrong with me today.  I reeeally don’t need to add health problems to my plate.   I’m sure they’ll want to put me on some sort of blood pressure meds as it’s been quite high whenever I’ve checked it.  Twice now I’ve avoided having to go on medications for blood pressure by simply modifying my lifestyle a bit, and I hope that will be the case again, but I’m feeling tempted to take the meds in the meantime while I work on making things more manageable, because these darn palpitations are freaking scary.  It happens mostly at night when I’m going to bed, making it difficult to sleep, and oh how I do love my sleep.  I try deep breathing and douse myself in lavender oils, and that helps a little, but not enough.

Well I better get a move on here and try to fix up this drowsy-looking face of mine, don’t want the doc to think I’m worse off than I really am by showing up with my “just crawled out of bed look.”  😉  Wish me luck and please do send some healing thoughts and prayers my way.

And while you do, here’s a pretty butterfly to look at…


I snapped this the other day and was so pleased to finally see a Monarch in my garden.  ♥


Peace and love…

24 responses to “In Health News Today…

  1. Sending warm, healing thoughts right now!!!


  2. I’m sorry to hear about the health issues, Julie, and we’re sending prayers your way from down here in Oklahoma. I hope the doctor’s visit goes well!


    • Thanks so much for the prayers, Simon. Doctor visit went okay, I guess. I’m not feeling entirely confident about the outcome and will have to think on a few things. She wants me to wear a Cardiac Event Monitor for a couple of weeks to record what my heart is doing while the palpitations are happening. The only problem is that it’s expensive and would have to come directly out of my “pocketses.” She also mentioned possibly prescribing a medication called Toprol and said I should read up on it. I don’t really like what I’ve read so far, especially since it says that people with asthma shouldn’t take it and I have asthma. Hello, why would you prescribe that then? *Sigh* One good thing… my blood pressure wasn’t high, and she didn’t seem overly concerned about my overall immediate condition, so I’m not having a heart attack or anything. 😉


  3. Keeping you in my prayers, Julie!


  4. I hope you feel better Julie, and I hope even more so that you’ll learn to take things a little easier from now. Please let us know how it all goes. Lots of love.


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  6. Sorry you’re not feeling too well, don’t blame yourself stress creeps up on you so easy. I have suffered with stress in the past and I found that Yoga totally helps me, YouTube and plum tv have tons of yoga videos for stress, they are very gentle and relaxing.


  7. Sending love and thoughts over to you Julie and I hope that you get good news from the docs. xx


    • Thanks Ruth, I didn’t really get any conclusive news from my doctor appointment, but there doesn’t appear to be anything of serious concern needing immediate action, so that was good. The doctor is recommending I wear a heart monitor for 2 weeks to record whenever I get the palpitations, it’s quite expensive but I’m going to go ahead with it just to make sure there isn’t anything wrong with my heart that is causing the palpitations. I’m about 90% sure it’s stress related or hormones, so my main goal right now is finding various ways to alleviate stress. With gardening season at an end I’m going to need to find something else to use for my “therapy.” 😉 Hope you’re doing alright over there, much love Ruth.x


      • Hopefully you can do some crafting or something lovely and creative. I haven’t been at all well Julie. Thanks so much for asking. Hopefully I will be well enough to write and blog again soon. Love to you and good luck with the monitor, I do hope that all is well. xx


      • Aw Ruth I’m so sorry to hear that you haven’t been well. I think of you from time to time, and when I don’t see you around the blogosphere in a while I always wonder if you’re doing alright. Sending extra well wishes your way, along with my prayers and much love. Hope you get to feeling better soon. Please take care Ruth.x ♥


      • Thanks so much Julie, so lovely of you. Is usually true that when I’m not around – posting and commenting – I’m out for the count. Sending much love to you and you take care too xx


  8. Hope you get to feeling better!


  9. I am so sorry to hear that you are going through such a stressful trial with life stresses and health concerns. May you have more ‘Monarch’ moments to help you feel more joy along this journey.

    Blessings ~ Wendy


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