Hello, my dears. It’s been a minute, hasn’t it?
As you may have seen on Instagram, I’ve been having some health adventures. To be more specific: I’ve developed a heart arrhythmia in reaction to a medication I was taking.
As heart problems go, this one really isn’t too bad. It’s called SVT, and you can see a cool animation of what that means on Wikipedia if you’re curious. The short explanation is that part of my heart sometimes beats incorrectly, which then confuses the rest of my heart.
If you Google SVT, you’ll find that the treatment options are usually described as something like “rest and wait for it to get better” or surgery to allow a doctor to electrocute the malfunctioning part of the heart directly. So I’m currently working on giving that first option all of my attention.
My doctor fully expects my heart to go back to normal now that I’ve stopped taking the medication that caused the problem. I don’t feel great, but I’m grateful that it isn’t worse.
This actually been going on for more than a month, but it took a few weeks for me to accept that I needed to step back from the blog in order to take care of myself. I’m doing my best to save all of my energy for healing, so hopefully that will pay off before too much longer.
I miss you and I wish this were a real blog post with lots of pretty jewels to make you smile, but we’re not there yet. Soon, I hope!
PS: I’m still posting on Instagram sometimes! I may not be able to focus for long enough to write coherently, but I can still share pretty photos.