I get to wear a heart monitor

I have been experiencing a few weird heart rhythms and went to the doctor again.  I have worn the 24 hour halter monitor, which didn't show anything dangerous.  This week, i was feeling a little ill, and was having the 'palpitations' for 3 days in a row.   The doctor called them PVC's.   In order to determine if I should take any medications, I get to wear this monitor for 30 days, which records when I hit a button.  If I have an episode that I get recorded, I get to report it, by phone, to a nurse for analysis.  
 
I don't really expect to find out anything from this, other than what we already know.  My heart likes to act out sometimes.  
One bad thing, I broke the belt clip off the damn thing today.  I wonder if it happens often enough that they won't charge me for the damage.  It isn't part of the recording part, just a snap on holster type thing.
 
Oh, and I get to rip hair out when I peel off the electrodes, unless I shave parts of my chest. 
They don't want people to use a cell phone to call in the recordings, but that is all i have at home.  I guess I will have to hope I notice it more often when I am at work.

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I have been experiencing a few weird heart rhythms and went to the doctor again.  I have worn the 24 hour halter monitor, which didn't show anything dangerous.  This week, i was feeling a little ill, and was having the 'palpitations' for 3 days in a row.   The doctor called them PVC's.   In order to determine if I should take any medications, I get to wear this monitor for 30 days, which records when I hit a button.  If I have an episode that I get recorded, I get to report it, by phone, to a nurse for analysis.  
 
I don't really expect to find out anything from this, other than what we already know.  My heart likes to act out sometimes.  
One bad thing, I broke the belt clip off the damn thing today.  I wonder if it happens often enough that they won't charge me for the damage.  It isn't part of the recording part, just a snap on holster type thing.
 
Oh, and I get to rip hair out when I peel off the electrodes, unless I shave parts of my chest. 
They don't want people to use a cell phone to call in the recordings, but that is all i have at home.  I guess I will have to hope I notice it more often when I am at work.