Monday, September 14, 2009

A conversation with my heart


My heart and I, we went for a walk this morning. During the walk we had a nice little chat. It went something like this...

Me: Hey heart. Let's not have another day like yesterday okay?

Heart: Thump. Thump.

Me: That was scary and I felt like crap. I know you felt cruddy too but you know how you feel effects pretty much how I feel.

Heart: Thump. Thump. Thump.

Me: So here's the deal. I promise to take you out for a walk, or do something every day so that you get those Beta Blockers that you need... and you promise me you'll beat happily and healthily and keep on pumping that red stuff that I need to live.

Heart: Thump. Thump.

Me: Does that sound like a deal? Can you work with that?

Heart: Thump. Thump.

Me: I know I haven't been treating you all that well and I'm sorry. Can you forgive me?

Heart: Thump. Thump.

Me: So we're okay? You're going to keep on beating and pumping and I'm going to keep on walking and exercising. Right?

Heart: Thump. Thump.

Me: Because I don't think I can handle another day like yesterday.

Heart: Thump. Thump. Thump.


I believe that my heart and I, we've come to an understanding.

19 comments:

Lara said...

Good for you and your heart.

Good luck.

Lifestyle changes aren't easy. :(

Fiauna said...

Oh I hope you feel better, and stay better. I know all too well about this stuff (I have SVT). When those arythmias (sp?) hit, it feels horrible.

Christa said...

Sounds like you have stuck a good bargain. I hope heart holds up it's end of the deal. Feel better!

Brooke said...

Good luck. The heart is a tricky and somewhat of a manipulative organ. I hope it starts being nice to it's host body... :) You deserve it.

Erin said...

I really, really hope your heart doesn't act up anymore. Good luck to you! (Wish we could exercise together!)

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

seriously woman, I hope you are okay and I am right there with ya on the life style changes... totally sux but I do want to be around for you and my family :)

Emmy said...

Glad you are okay. That would be so scary. Good luck!! You can do it.

muggins mahooney said...

OH Shanna! I'm so sorry your little pumper is having issues reguarding it's job description. Get feeling better.

M-Cat said...

Sounds like a pinky swear to me!

Rachel Sue said...

I hope your heart keeps it's end of the bargain! How scary!

Vanessa said...

I hope he listens to you!

Wendyburd1 said...

I hate when a heart and it's person are at odds! Hopefully the talk did it!:)

Bonnie the Boss said...

I am so sorry you are having problems again! I think taking it for a walk to have a chat is a good idea.

Pedaling said...

as long as you've come to an understanding all will be well!

tiburon said...

I didn't really like your hearts "tone". I could really sense the sarcasm.

The Wixom Zoo said...

Hopefully your heart doesn't have a commitment problem. Sounds like it wants to turn over a new leaf, so good luck!

Teachinfourth said...

Ugh...scares are not a good thing. Had one of those recently which (luckily) turned out to be a false alarm...yet it was still spooky.

Makes us realize that we are all mortal, doesn't it?

Glad you and your heart are still on speaking terms.

BTW, if you wanted to read about my "moment," you can do so here: http://teachinfourth.blogspot.com/2009/06/gastro-esophageal-chest-burning.html if not, I'm totally not offended...

Nick and Emily said...

I'm glad you had that talk. My whole family was very worried about you. If MR. HEART ever decided to be crazy again. I do hope you will call on us and let us help you out.

Missy said...

Maybe I should try that with my head! I have had a headache for three weeks!