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My experience with a 24 hour ECG

Wow this week has ran away on me... i can't believe it is already Saturday! Anyways today Im gonna talk about my experiences with having a 24 hour ECG, because i know a few of you have asked me via Instagram about what to expect. Plus i know in the lead up to mine i would have loved to have read something like this rather than the stuff on the NHS website, although informative it doesn't really cover the questions i wanted answering! Although Peyton answered a lot of my questions on it and gave me advice, i will leave the link to her blog below.

So first thing first I had my ECG in the heatwave, so 30 degree heat it wasn't fun and not easy to hide at all! I got mine attached at about 3:30pm, ao straight after school luckily for me the hospital that was doing it was right opposite my school. It was really simple setting up, u get electrodes attached to wires stuck to your chest, which are then attached to leads which go to a small box. The nurse who set mine up also showed me how to attach and unattached myself if an electrode fell off. You then wear the holder monitor round your neck but i asked for a clip so i could attach it to my clothing or put it in my bag as it was so hot, i couldn't be dealing with it round my neck. You also get a diary that you fill out when you feel symptomatic.

You then can just go about your normal day to day business, except you can't wash (as you can't get it wet) and sleeping was slightly uncomfortable and i just got tangled in wires, but I'm sure if u have it longer than 24 hours you would get used to it. the best way to lie is on your back or side, just not your front.

So clothing wise if it was the winter it would be easy you could just wear a big jumper and be done with it but summer, i couldn't... so i just had to put-up with the stares in public... some people are honestly so rude! But at the end of the day i was just like this is just for 24 hours i don't care, its none of their business, in saying that i didn't go to school on the 2nd day as i would've just felt to uncomfortable but if it was winter i don't think i would've had a problem with it.

All in all its nothing to worry about and its really simple, if you have any other questions you would like the answer me feel free to contact me and i will try and answer if possible.

Link to Peyton's blog:


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