Since my ambulance ride to the hospital back in July, I have been dealing with some pretty cruddy results of hypothyroidism. One being that my heart apparently is enlarged, making it too big for my chest cavity, "cardiac entrapment" my doctor says. Although my heart beats normal and strong, it beats right up against the chest wall and causes some "discomfort".
But pretty soon I got that feeling that my heart was beginning to beat right out of my chest and into my throat.
As if those elephants were sitting on me.
I told Amy it felt like I was going to throw up my heart and hand it right to her. She looked at me like "hey that's disgusting" but we continued on.
My body was begging me so much to do what this little cub was doing. SO MUCH. It said "see that little cub? That little cub has the right idea."
But my brain said "No! Keep going! You can dooooooit!"
And I threw up my heart right then and there.
I handed it to Amy for safe keeping and we enjoyed the rest of our Zoo trip and all the pretty birds. It really was a glorious day with beautiful weather. Heat stroke was not on our itinerary this day. It was awesome.
Quick trivia: What makes flamingos so pink?
Find the answer HERE.
And so goes my adventures with hypothyroidism and a heart that is too big for its own good. Does anyone else have this problem??
*****disclaimer.....Yall I did not truly throw up my heart. Although my best bud Amy would have been a perfect person to give it to.