Nov 20, 2023
This week we will be talking about Sick Sinus Syndrome (SSS) with Audrey Brown. Sick sinus syndrome (SSS) is a disease in which the heart's natural pacemaker located in the upper right heart chamber (right atrium) becomes damaged and is no longer able to generate normal heartbeats at the normal rate. It may be a result of other medical conditions that damage the sinoatrial node (SA node) over time or may be a result of certain medicines. This can result in heartbeats that are too slow, too fast — or heartbeats that alternate between slow and fast. (credits Johns Hopkins)
Audrey is 35 years old and has had a life full of health issues, one of the most life altering is Sick Sinus Syndrome which she was diagnosed with while undergoing pretesting for her Hysterectomy at 33. She also has multiple other health issues including POTS, Chronic Autoimmune hives, chronic gastritis, occipital neuralgia. Migraines and more. Though she admittedly struggles physically she maintains a positive outlook through all of this and credits her childhood overseas. She has seen what life in under-privileged countries is like and focuses her mind on positivity and thankfulness that she is able to get the care she gets. Audrey is dedicated to helping others navigate chronic illness (both physical and psychological) and spends her time between dr’s appointments napping and hanging out with her husband and their fur babies.