not for the faint in heart
My hubby called me a cyborg last Thursday night. I can’t blame him for I do looked weird with wires attached to 6 different parts of my chest and one on the tummy while I do my cooking, washing the dishes, sweeping, watering the yard, etc. This is called a Holter monitoring, simply, a 24 hour portable ECG device. It’s one of the lab tests including blood tests and 2D Echo exam that I had last week. I visited my cardiologist after 3 years; she didn’t recognize me anymore. She recommended new tests for me to see the progression of my Rheumatic Heart Disease.
Funny thing was, the day before I got this device attached to me, I told my sons that I’m going to have a new gadget. My eldest son said, ”You should download “this” game and “that” game, etc., etc. I told him that only I can use it. And he said, “ugh why mommy, ang daya!” His dad said, “He can use it after you.” And he was all smiles. Only to discover the next day that this was the gadget I was talking about. LOL
Funniest thing was my travel home wearing the Holter monitoring. The two lady passengers in the jeepney were eyeing me like “what’s with this girl, she came from the hospital, she might have ebola or something, with wires going on under her shirt and cotton with a tinge of blood on her arm?! I’m sorry to alarm you guys. But this is necessary for me. I could have answered and pacified all your worries but you didn’t ask. tsk tsk.
If you need to have this test, you will be asked to record in a sheet of paper that will be given to you, all your activities you had in 24 hours while you have the Holter attached to you. And if you experienced any pain or anything.
If you all wonder like my son, if it’s painful, no, it’s non-invasive. That’s also the first question I had to ask the attending staff in the lab. heehee But two things are, the micropores are so itchy especially after they were removed. And it’s quite a hassle moving about especially when going to the restroom or changing clothes. Good thing it’s only for 24 hours.
Enjoy your day!