Can I use the heart monitor a few days longer?

I was wondering if I could leave the heart monitor on a few days longer. I had the port in my right arm removed at 5:25pm on Monday (yesterday), and I’m curious to see if my heart rate improves now that the port is out of my arm.

If my heart rate improves, then that will help Dr. Pitchon assess the extent of any infection from the port, or maybe give us some kind of information (?)

I’m hoping my Sed Rate and CRP will improve in a few days as well.

There’s always a chance the root of my current issues is something else, but I’m actually hoping the port is the problem of my recent health struggles, so I can recover and be over it by early next week 🤞🤪👍.

I’ve been keeping a diary of sorts every day wearing the monitor, when I hit the button, but also just a general diary of events in case we need to it to try and determine what’s going on. Hopefully my heart rate problems will resolve now too, and over the next couple of days they’ll be signs of improvement. 🙂

Thanks for everything. It was really nice seeing you again after all of these years, it felt like getting a fresh perspective on my case while having the added bonus of having known me a long time ago, so there’s a point of comparison too. It was a rare experience for me, the first time I’ve had something like this with a doctor, and there were moments it felt like the best of both worlds.

I’m glad you’re doing well, and I look forward to talking with you in a few weeks.


About hopeforanswers

Some kind of rare immune deficiency, yet to be determined. A lifetime of infections without an elevated white cell blood or fever. Very grateful to be alive, very thankful for the friends who’ve supported me and for access to literally millions of dollars worth of medical care. I’m not the bubble child, I’m somewhere in between.
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