So I had my ECG/EKG done today to see if murmur is related to anything or not. A few interesting findings....
1) I believe my normal heart rate is in the 70s or 80s (again - not something I really used to pay attention to but will from now on). I was over 100 almost the whole time and got to 116. Nothing crazy like 140 - but could explain some of my shortness of breath while talking or even walking up the stairs. Cause: UNKNOWN
2) There was some leakage out of the valves - again - could be normal for me - since I didn't have a baseline ECG before starting tasigna, don't know...and don't know if tasigna could cause this or if this is just normal course of life.
3) Don't know anything about the QT Prolognation (and after reading some stuff, looks like it is a formula anyway to diagnose)
So short answer: still don't know anything. This information was from the tech, not the doctors report. My aunt who is a nurse said that if there was leakage, that could explain the sound of the murmur? So now I'm not sure what to hope for. Do I hope for an abnormal reading so I don't feel like I'm going crazy and that I'm going to feel this way forever???? Or do I hope it's normal and pray that my heart calms down some.... I'm 36 and can't imagine feeling like this for much longer. My boys - husband and sons - miss the old me....I miss the old me. I know it's only been less than 3 months, but I feel like I'm not getting more energy or feeling better - I feel worse...more tired, out of breath. I had no symptoms before diagnosis and now...just could cry! OK - I'm done my pity party - thanks for listening .