Re: Low BPM
Originally Posted by Meg
That's quite some summing up Bob
Looks like you will go well armed to the consultant but prepare for battle , they don't like patients who form their own opinions
I was dropped from my yearly checkup at the arrhythmia clinic because I refused to consider an ablation . They said come back if anything changes in other words my mind
Assuming you have AF and not some other heart condition.
My philosophy when dealing with my condition is ...
''And always keep a-hold of Nurse
For fear of finding something worse.''
The treatments on offer (treatments not cures)appear to hold the prospect of 'something worse'
so I 'hold on to nurse' ie my current situation because at least I have some quality of life most of the time for now.
I do take some medication though because my 'risk score' for a stroke is high.
Thanks Meg, I also have a good quality of life at the moment and am very reluctant to accept any kind of invasive treatment, and that includes drugs. (If it ain't broke
Two things spring to mind about this. Firstly, as I said in my summary, because I haven't been monitoring my heart until recently it could have been going on for some time, although the signs of there being something wrong have been there for over two years. Runners are very aware of any performance changes and as JB points out, I must accept some deterioration with age and I know the day will come when even walking will be hard work, but the changes seemed too rapid for just the passing of time....
And secondly, even If I elect not to have any treatment, the doctors time has not been wasted. Who but a doctor could convince me that running was harming my health, many family members and friends have tried in the past, to no avail....
I believe the time has come to re-evaluate my fitness regime, and I still believe that with careful monitoring I can still do an occasional short jog during a walk.....
With that in mind, I have a confession to make....
I have actually done a few short jogs while out on my 5 mile walk, it's so hard to resist when I feel this good...As soon as my heart rate rises and I start getting out of breath, I walk until my heart rate returns to normal, and interestingly, if I jog very slow and relaxed it's taking longer for my heart to reach my self appointed limit. Good news Ay?