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So all last week, I've had an atrial flutter. I had something similar before, and went to see my doc who did an EKG, found nothing, and it never happened again for over a decade. (Just like when I went to the ER for bleeding and they found nothing, sent me for a colonoscopy that was completely normal...I'm establishing a pattern!)
When the flutter kept going all week, in clusters, I decided I'd better have it checked. I don't have a family doctor, so I went over to the new Patient First facility. I was there less than an hour! They declared my oxygen perfect (100%), my pulse perfect (68), and my blood pressure perfect (118/72 or something). The EKG found nothing. The cute, charming PA asked me some questions, agreed it was probably caffeine and stress and to cut back on both, and ordered a blood test for thyroid and enzymes, just to be sure. He gave me the number for an "excellent" cardiologist in case it didn't resolve on its own and, most importantly, reassured me that this wouldn't at all interfere with my LASIK next week. (Squee! Next week!)
Everyone there was very friendly and nice and professional. The place was clean and bright and comfortable. I heartily recommend it if you have a minor emergency (cuz they always occur when the doctor's office is closed!) or if, like me, you don't have a family doctor.
Hey, guess what? I have a new cover (officially!) for Under the Moon, for its nationwide paperback release in September. Stay tuned!