Florida, here I come!

In the last part of November last year, M and I decided that we would go to Florida for two months. We had rented a condo in Marco Island, and were looking forward to being there. Not going there, but being there. The thirteen hundred mile trek by car was not appealing in any way. I think I was anxious about leaving the kids behind for two full months. As December crept on, my anxiety got worse. The last week of December my heart suddenly started racing. It was like as if it was in some kind of machine that kept grinding it down. I didn’t care for the feeling. I was perspiring and thought to my self that I needed to see my cardiologist. The heart rate was ranging between 180 to 200 beats per minute. Of course after a couple of days, everything was fine and dandy. I don’t know what happened. The cardiologist, thought it could be due to any simple cause, including anxiety, or some disturbance in the mechanics of rhythm. So we all decided that the best thing would be to stay back and not travel to a new place where if the need arose, I would have to see someone whom I wouldn’t know or be in a hospital etc. Who wants that when you are wanting a warm and relaxing holiday??
I haven’t had that kind of spell again, at least not that severe. Some nights it races, but within minutes, I am comfortable again.
Now that I am feeling fine, we have decided to go to Florida. Just for one week.Will go to Ft. Lauderdale and visit my sister and her family. Be near the ocean and listen to the waves tell me some stories, and I will sing them some of my songs. We will leave tomorrow morning, and go to St. Louis, where we will spend the day with M’s sister, and spend the night there. Our flight to Ft. Lauderdale is on Thursday morning about 10 or so. We go through Atlanta, which is a bug bear for me. I really really dislike stopovers. Why can’t they have more direct flights? The only direct flight they had from St. Louis was at 5:30 in the morning and 6:30 at night, which made for a stressful situation for everyone. We are two hours north of St. Louis.
So the reason for not being on here for a while, is because of some of the situation here, and because I was crossing my fingers that everything should go well this time.

Saadi and Davis walked in just now to wish us. Was so good to see them. Shelley and Sayeed were over earlier in the day. I am so blessed.

My Words.
I never know what i am going to say,
Or write.
I don’t plan it.
When I am outside of my words,
I go into silence,
And rarely speak at all! ©


{Perhaps I will post from Florida and let you see some pictures. It will be good to see my sister.}



About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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11 Responses to Florida, here I come!

  1. beowulf says:

    I guess some change of scenery might do you good. Maybe the 2 months were a bit too much, and your mind sent a signal. I can relate to these physical manifestations of anxiety. Have a safe trip!

  2. Enjoy the warm weather and the sound of surf at night. I wish both of you a safe and wonderful trip. I’ve never been to the Atlanta airport. I know it’s very busy and it’s also hub for Delta (and probably others). It’s good that you’re not driving to Ft. Lauderdale.

  3. slmret says:

    I’m so glad to see this post — but sorry to hear that you’ve been having problems with heart rhythm! Do have a great time in Florida — I hope it will be lovely and warm while you are there! And it will be nice to be with your sister, too. Take a deep breath as you land in Atlanta — it’s big, but I don’t remember it as being a difficult airport to navigate. If you need it, there may be trams to help you out!

  4. Oh! I’m so happy and excited for you!
    Have fun! Be safe! Rest and explore and feel the warmth!
    And please, please, please take good care of your amazing heart!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂

  5. Enjoy your trip and stay safe!!!!

  6. murisopsis says:

    I think the ocean is calling your name! I hope the trip is pleasant and you arrive on time and ready to relax!!

  7. Tree says:

    Have fun! My father-in-law and his wife are spending four months this winter in Florida (they might become snowbirds next year) and my mother-in-law and her husband have a condo they visit occasionally. We’re hoping to get there maybe in March as the weather is so nice in the winter.

  8. christao408 says:

    Safe travels and enjoy the warmth!

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