How I learned about the Apple Watch's Heart Monitor ♡

This week after a normal work day I went home and felt like I needed to take a nap (which is normal for me since I am not responsible for a family, I sleep and eat when I want to).
So I was going to jump into bed and do what I normally do on auto pilot -- I take everything off like earrings, hair ties and my Apple Watch.
But for the 1ST time ever I had a thought to leave my iwatch on and thought nothing of it and left it on and went to bed for my nap.
I guess I was more tired than I thought because I slept all the until 7:30PM when my Apple Watch woke me up with a warning:
"Your heart rate rose above 120 BPM while you seemed to be inactive..."
 First, I was shocked because I had NO IDEA the Apple Watch did that (I wanted one because I am an Apple user and wanted to connect to my phone, never really looked up ALL it's worth).
While feeling awful as I woke up with that scary notification I didn't know if that was trust worthy and what a meant about my health. Also I had to think about all that in secs just incase of an emergency.
So I called my family who got nervous too and advised me to go get checked but I was thinking of maybe letting it "pass" BUT we texted my best friend who her mom is a nurse and told us that a resting heart rate shouldn't be like that.
And as I saw my options the Apple Watch kept on monitoring my heart rate which kept on going up. I checked to see if my only roommate was home and she was not and then I called the ONLY other person in Utah who is close enough to me to help (I have no family in Utah) but he did't answer the call.
What did I do next? I prayed and while still feeling so weak, and with my family on the phone (all the adults were on the line) I drove myself to the hospital which TENDER mercy is literally right by my house and got help.
Here is what Apple states about this function:
"Monitor your heart rate and get warnings when an unusually high or low heart rate is detected. Apple Watch can also screen for irregular heart rhythm that is suggestive of atrial fibrillation. Emergency SOS lets you initiate an immediate call for help. The Breathe app can help you better manage everyday stress. And you can choose from a host of health apps to support your specific routines or goals."
I wanted to share this because of the many things I learned from this awful situation to go through by "myself."
I learned:
  • Always listen to those thoughts because why? Has it ever occurred to you that maybe it's not from you? I am so glad I did and kept my Apple Watch on. 
  • I physically was by myself which was so scary BUT my family was there supporting me no matter the distance and no matter the time zone. 
  • If you feel alone you can ALWAYS pray for yourself and ask others too. I prayed in my house and car and after my friend came he prayed for my health and courage. 
  • Know the use of your technology, I didn't but I am happy I have a great tool now. 
Well that was the highlight of my week and the why I was MIA from social media, thanks to those that asked. Hopefully this post can be useful for some. The photos are from while it was happening, I want to record it all to show the doctors. 

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