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23 June 2008 @ 01:14 pm
Grumbley Grumbling  
I am wearing a Holter monitor for the 3rd time in my life. I hate Holter monitors. They itch and you can't shower or have bath with them on and it's hard to sleep with a great big battery pack attached your chest. I always get very grumpy when I have to wear one and the previous two times I've done it, nothing's shown up. Apparently if nothing shows up this time, during my 24 hour stint, I have to wear it for two weeks. I guarantee I will be full on batty by the end of two weeks. I mean, I would love to know why I have random bouts of unexplained tachycardia. It can't be healthy. But I hate wearing this thing.

So I am watching Doctor Who in an effort to distract myself. I watched The Unicorn and the Wasp this morning. I love it. I love Agatha Christie and whoever played her did a wonderful job. Now I'm waiting for Silence in the Library pt. 2 to load. Blink much?

Plus, the image of the bulldog in the Holter monitor on the wiki page may have just made my day.
 
 
Current Mood: grumpygrumpy
Current Music: Doctor Who
 
 
 
_medley_: hugs by citadel_icons_medley_ on June 23rd, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Argh--I've never had to wear one, but my mom did once, and yeah, uncomfortable and itchy and yuck. *pets you*

"The Unicorn and the Wasp" was fun. And yeah, the woman who played Agatha Christie was awesome. I really liked "Silence in the Library," too. Darn you, Moffat, for making libraries scary!
donutsweeper: oh noesdonutsweeper on June 23rd, 2008 06:52 pm (UTC)
oh yuck, that sounds uncomfortable. But the dog in the picture is hysterical!
formerly lifeinsomniacjoonscribble on June 23rd, 2008 11:23 pm (UTC)
Gah, that does look uncomfortable. Although I will agree the image of the dog with one did make me grin.

Yes, The Unicorn and the Wasp was an excellent episode. It pretty much combined my love for British mysteries cozies with off-kilter sci-fi.
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on June 24th, 2008 09:05 am (UTC)
Can't they try you with cardio memo instead? I think that would be less intrusive, and I would have thought that it would be easier for you to manage for a longer period of time. Then there's always implantable recorders too, but that's probably a bit drastic. Whereabouts are you in the world? I can help with how to nag at UK doctors (I'm a cardiology nurse) but would have no idea how they usually do things anywhere else.

The Writer They Call Tay: DW: Rose cutieawanderingbard on June 24th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
I'm assuming that, if I have to wear it for the two weeks, there will be some sort of less intrusive model for it. I've Googled cardio memo. It looks like what we would call an event monitor, maybe? I live in Canada. My mum is a PACU nurse, so she has my back, but thank you for the offer. Medical people are always handy to have around. :-)
The other Weird Alaeron_lanart on June 24th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Event monitor sounds about right. Over here, if you don't have any particular pattern to your arrhythmia they'll give you the cardio memo to carry around for about 3 months, just in case.