A Time Technology Helped Me Most
by Aimee Kaleida
Technology most helped me when i fainted one morning, out of no where, when i never had before. I had to go to many different hospitals and take tests, to find out what was wrong with me. When it first happened everyone was freaking out, no one knew how bad it could effect me in the future, or as of now. The first hospital i went to the nurses and doctors didn't do much they just took my blood and urine they came back with Vertigo, it didn't make sense to my mom and dad of what the doctors said.
After my first hospital visit, my mom and dad decided that they wanted a second opinion. So, they found me a heart doctor that would do more tests and have more things to say about it. I went to the heart doctor and told them everything that happened, the doctor then decided he was going to have many tests done, to see for sure what it is.
The tests i had to get done were an ekg, cat scan, tilt table, brain scan, tredmill, i had to have blood taken a lot. I went to a different hospital every week, trying to figure out what was wrong. I took every test that they required. The last test i took was the tilt table, if you fainted it was positive, for neurocardiogenic syncope, and if it was negative you didn't have that. While taking the test 10 to 15 minutes in i ended up fainting, my blood pressure was very low. The next day i went back to the doctors to talk about it, finding out that neurocardiogenic syncope is something i could out grow or it could stay with me for the rest of my life. Also, i can't stand for more then 10 minutes in one spot or i will faint.
Technology helped me, by helping find out what was wrong with me. Without technology i never would have found out, why i fainted that day, or know that i have low blood pressure. With the help of the technology i got, i can now help myself from fainting.