Hey lovelies so, as you know, I have an iron deficiency and one of the symptoms of that is heart palpitations — which is basically your heart fluttering, skipping a beat, beating too hard, or quickly.
I haven’t had this issue in a while, but just yesterday evening I was sitting on the sofa and I felt it. (Honestly it felt like I missed a few beats.) Anyway, I decided to write a poem about it to vent my feelings.
It was an evening like any other,
Relaxing and carefree,
Until it wasn’t.
What’s this burning in my chest?
This sudden panic in my soul?
I can’t calm down,
I can barely breathe,
Am I dying?
Now for the game of catch-up.
In other words, heart palpitations are no fun. Also, it isn’t too socially acceptable to suddenly behave like you’re dying, especially when you’re perfectly healthy, so you kind of just have to hold the panic in. Unless you happen to be around people who are supportive enough to understand what you’re going through (hats off to them because I know they’re out there!)
At any rate, these episodes are — luckily — fleeting and rare, so I don’t have to worry about them on a regular basis. It’s just that they’re very rattling when they do occur. That and I will never think of pop music the same way again.
I used to really like Olly Murs but I can’t take him seriously ever again. 😂
P.S. Have you lovelies ever experience your heart skipping a beat? What was the cause?
P.P.S. What rattles you in general?