Thursday, August 2, 2012

When Things Don't Go As Expected

On Monday morning I had to get up early and go to my cardiologist for a 3 month check up to see how I was doing.

I was only running on a few hours of sleep because I've been staying up later and later and later at night. This is just something I have always done. I think because I usually feel better at night.

Well I was in the waiting room when my sister text'd me that my aunt died suddenly sometime earlier this morning.... Ugh. My aunt was only 65 years and died from sudden cardiac arrest. Meanwhile I'm sitting in the cardiologist's waiting room.

I talked to her on the phone probably about a year ago because she started to get a rapid heart rates, which I believe was SVT and Afib. These types of arrhythmia are dangerous for this very reason. It can send you into cardiac arrest... My high heart rates are sinus tachycardia which docs say is not serious.

I don't really have too much to say about it. It is very sad that she died and it was so sudden. With the weather being so hot though, I am unable to travel down to her funeral.

My uncle died suddenly from a heart attack many years ago. It really shook the family much like I think her death will too. She was a very caring, laid back, easy going person. She will definitely be missed!

Rest in Peace.

Portsmouth, VA - Ida Marie Hummel, 65, died July 30, 2012. A native of Pennsylvania, she was predeceased by her husband, Michael Donald Hummel; sister, Mary Louise Huber; and brother, the Rev. John R. Huber. Mrs. Hummel was a retired Navy Chief and Vietnam veteran. She later worked at Maryview Medical Center, Portsmouth General Hospital and the Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth. She was a member of St. Paul's Catholic Church.

A devoted mother and grandmother, she is survived by two sons, Michael Hummel and wife Carolina and John Hummel and wife Alisha; one sister, Rita Dobson and husband Gary; three brothers, Lawrence J. Huber and wife Rose Marie, Thomas R. Huber and wife Karen, and Robert C. Huber and wife Carol; and four grandchildren, Isabella, Madison, Ellie-Anna and, Annie Hughes.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Aug. 4, at 1 p.m. in St. Paul's Catholic Church by the Rev. Christopher Hess. The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Portsmouth Blvd. Chapel on Friday from 7-8:30 p.m.

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