Im 66 yr old, well seasoned old nurse who thought I could handle just about any thing. I always considered myself a calm person. Well today I got yelled at and hung up on by a mom of a teenager we know. Details arent important other than it was an over reaction, uncalled for and I was innocent( I know, everyone claims innocence!!!) The immediate severe physical reaction I had to getting yelled at suprised me. My chest got tight, my heart was pounding... it took everything I had just to drive home. I havent had an a fib event for about 13 mo and I was afraid this might push me over the edge. I took my metoprolol about 3 hours early and kicked back in my recliner and did some deep breathing and finally calmed down.
I tell you all this not for sympathy, but just how reactive our bodies can be. My old ticker was on alert and like a fire, I needed to douse it before it got too crazy. So now, 4 hours later, no a fib, Im calm and hoping I dont have any further interactions with the crazy woman.
5/15( next day): all quiet here on the home front. I am amazed and thankful at the massive response from you all, my cheering squad. We are so much alike. A fib is teaching me everyday to be my own best advocate! May God bless you all my 💜 friends!