I have a confession to make. This is not my first visit to Italia (spoiled, I know!). I actually made my first journey to this gorgeous country during my senior year of high school for a whirlwind week long trip during March break with a group of my best friends, and the geography department. This trip also happened to coincide with the early stages of my Long QT diagnosis. I was in the middle of my final attempt to utilize beta blockers for treatment. This was drug number 5, and my cardiologist also prescribed an antihistamine to help inhibit the allergic reactions that had plagued me throughout my several other early attempts. I was feeling rough to say the least, but excited for the distraction and the escape this getaway offered (sound familiar?). I was ready to do something fun and shake off the funk I was feeling, and hopefully return feeling refreshed and with a viable beta-blocker option. The trip was great and my girlfriends and I made memories to last a lifetime. But I was not exactly functioning at an optimum level and I experienced a setback while over there. I ended up missing of all things - the Vatican Museum and the Sistine Chapel!
|The Sistine Chapel in all its glory|