Holters, Headaches, and Hunger Games

Today I went to the cardiologist for my second appointment. I had a stress test on the treadmill, and I kind of laughed to myself because the nurse wanted to get me to my target heartrate, which is 166. From my experience, this only happens when I’m running or biking hard. After the stress test, I got the 72-hour Holter monitor, which will record all heart activity onto an SD card. I push a button on it when I feel symptoms of arrhythmia. BUT I can’t take a shower for those 72 hours. Or go through any metal detectors. Fortunately I work tomorrow and we’re doing a long run on Sunday so the monitor can capture anything strange going on.

I’m still having migraines, and one is developing as I type. I didn’t have one for at least a week, but yesterday around 4pm I felt one coming on. I took my medicine and it still didn’t completely go away. I woke up with a headache this morning. Ugh. I don’t have visual aura (I don’t think), but it feels like someone’s squeezing my head and sometimes I even get nauseous. I’m hoping all this stuff is related. I think since this is my day off I’m going to relax, knit and watch me some Rachael Ray and Dr. Phil. ­čÖé

I’ve been reading The Hunger Games┬áseries and oh. My. Gosh. Amazing. I love books like this… 1984, Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451, The Giver. I’ve just started the third book in the series, thanks to my mom giving me an Amazon gift certificate for Christmas. I loaded up my Kindle with the three books. After that? Not sure what I’ll read. I have some Spanish novels that I bought awhile back and haven’t touched them… this would be a good time to check those out.