My new cardiologist arranged to put me on a heart monitor for 7 days (to re-evaluate the ticker since I'm now off the lopressor). Last Friday UPS delivered a box of, um, goodies?
Good grief! I glanced through the instructions, poked at the wires and units, closed the box back up and decided not to deal with it until Monday.
Honestly, it just looked too intimidating. Also I didn't want to wire-up on a weekend when the doctor's office was closed. In case I electrocuted myself or something. Yep, I'm a wuss.
Monday I felt more 'in charge' so went online, viewed the instructional videos which were more helpful than the booklet. Even then I was compelled to call the folks who make up these kits and get a little clarification on the cell-phone in the box.
After the vids, I glanced through the booklet again and saw that I had to change the AA battery in the heart sensor every day. What? I only saw 1 battery in that box. Hey! So I looked again and, (in my best George Takei voice) Oh My!
There's enough electronics, wire, electrodes, batteries, chargers, etc. here to build decent sized kitchen appliance or short wave radio. *whimper*
There. Look at all those empty sections. Where are they?
They are either plugged into me, plugged into a wall, or tucked into my pocket (keep the cell monitor with you at ALL TIMES to record/send every symptom: chest pain, skipped beats, light-headed, etc etc). Hmm. Even one for "other symptom" which sounds kinda scary. Hope I don't have to push THAT one.
Okay then. 7 days of the cyborg. 1 down, 6 to go. Bet you guys aren't having THIS much fun now, are ya? *urk*