Waltz With Me My Love

Dance. Oh, how I have always loved dancing, don’t you? By myself as a child, or in the arms of a lover nothing is closer to heaven than lightly swirling around to music that makes my heart sing. Waltz, foxtrot, jitterbug, the monkey or rumba, it doesn’t matter to me.

Emerson Hartยฉand Tonic

Song and dance have been with us far back in recorded human history and has been an important part of celebratory rituals. It’s so true that dance is a way to find yourself and loose yourself at the same time.  

Unless, that is, your heart is dancing a clumsy two step in your chest. Dancing with your feet is one thing, but a dancing heart is another.  

Unfortunately, I was born with extra electrical pathways that under certain circumstances cause my heart to palpitate and loose sinus rhythm. These unwelcome ‘dances’ began in my twenties, but since my heart was otherwise basically healthy, I just had to tolerate this non-synchronized orchestra that lived in my chest. 

It became a way of life for me until in the 90’s a new procedure called  radio frequency ablation was developed to eliminate extra pathways in the heart. Tiny cathodes are run through the groin veins to ablate the dancing pathways. At the time it sounded scary to me, but each 12 hour episode of rhumba were scarier, so I opted to have the ablation.

Now, one thing they didn’t realize, or take into consideration then is that those electrical nerve pathways can grow back. So here I am once again saying goodbye to my heart’s unruly dance, one week into recovery from updated modern medical advances in electrophysiology and radio frequency ablation. 

My procedure lasted about three hours and I was released the next day. My doctor showed me a photograph of my heart with the ablation points and it looked like a pearl necklace all around my heart. He said when they thought they were through, adrenaline administered would show other electrically charged pathways. I was a dancing fool inside my chest!

So far, I am following the doctor’s orders and not lifting anything over 10 pounds or bending over and just taking things easy for a few weeks. He told me I might have increased dances in my chest, perhaps for as long as three months while my heart is healing, but already they are short little tap dances that do encourage me everything is healing just fine. 

The pinpoint scarred areas created by the cauterization, once healed, will block and interrupt those crazy dancing impulses by taking off their tap shoes and sending them into retirement.  

Trust me, the next dance I do I hope it will be with only my feet and with someone I love.  

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Welcome to my world! I have always loved to write, but I have spent most of my adult life in front of either a television or film camera. First as a Romper Room Teacher, then in television series and movies where writing took a backstage place in my life. I am now over 50 and have the freedom to get back to expressing myself through writing. I muse about my life and thoughts and just about everything under the sun. The only order to it is life itself as lived. Natural chaos! I am married and have three grown children who are interested in breeding horses, flying and creating. My youngest is the lead singer/songwriter of the Grammy nominated band, Tonic, Emerson Hart. So here I am, wanting to read about you and at the same time bringing you along with me to mine. I hope you will find me just as interesting as I do you! Hop aboard for the ride.

6 thoughts on “Waltz With Me My Love”

  1. Getting the feeling we are” get well, thinking of you” …ships crossing in the night … well ,girlfriend , I had a Plain Ole fractured hip but you are so special you’re having a”Hybrid Heart
    Dance”… Who else but you … so sorry to know that your active Zestful life has to endure these difficult days of slow recovery … Wishing you bushels of cheer and caring attention until your lover’s tango days return in full swing ๐Ÿ˜
    Keeping you in my heart and prayers ….. WE’LL BE BACK ! ! !


  2. Sandra, today while (mostly) being enert and just slothing about on my tablet your wonderful post popped up w/you and that darling daughter tete a tete …also your cruise tips and facial acupuncture pressure points for us over sixty ladies… well after enjoying the happy time watching the fun mom questionnaire with that special daughter it all disappeared onto the tech ether world and haven’t been able to retrieve it for info on future video dates … guess you’ll have to give me some pointers on keeping the connection … yours is both sensible and often seriously provoking … haven’t been able to find any other with such warm and intelligent appeal so PLEASE HELP me stay on point … Googled it , but unsuccessful in finding today’s treasures ๐Ÿ˜Šjust chalk it up to being tech challenged…look forward to not only your column but the videos …how about more on becoming a Floridian !


    1. Jan, it is so great to hear from you again. I hope you are on the mend and getting out and about. Thanks for finding my YouTube channel. On YouTube just search.. Life Over Sixty With Sandra and it should come up. Push the red subscribe arrow and subscribe for free and push the little bell next to it and you will get an email notice or text when I have another video up on my channel. I just started about a month ago, so it should be an interesting challenge. Have a great week coming up and again, so nice to hear from you!


      1. Thank you for replying and glad to know youve only just begun ….so new adventures are soon to be shared …you and your daughter made a perfect twosome in tandem… this could and should be the srart of a bright,
        delightful regular event …When you are still in recovery mode there’s no guilt in just languishing over your favorite pastime … reading and reading …. made a little comment on your past Mothers Day post about us New Hip Type Grands … let me know if it reached u…started w/ditto and ditto… it meant a great deal to me ..
        Seems that I’ve evolved into a pretty special grandmother like you were portraying but the children are not quite getting the whole picture of the second lease on life mom and kinda expected her to turn into the Rockwallian type granny of yore … whoops … just making up for lost time ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘ก๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ‘—๐Ÿ‘’๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ’„๐Ÿ‘œ๐Ÿ‘›๐ŸŽญ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽป๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ–ผ๐Ÿš˜๐ŸŒ ๐Ÿ’กhope you too are recovered … also that you received a clear and good Bill of health … this hip thing is slow go but am fiercely moving forward someday to more high heeled footwear … resumed most all activities …symphony ,museum, Broadway shows, ๐Ÿค—babysitting and shopping …just doing it all SOOO SLOW… THE UGH STUFF haven’t done …vacuming ,hours of cooking and cleaning … stay off the hip as the Dr. gave me his sternest look in warning against pushing too hard …so decided to do only the fun things ๐Ÿ˜‰… believe that was Dr’s. Orders … Well, your videos are a hit w/me and so congratulations and make them often as they are definitely SPECIAL …. you and your girl go together …good timing ! ! !




    1. Thanks for all of the encouragement, Jan. I just can’t sit around, either. I feel I have to make my life matter during the short time while we are all here. I’m selfishly having fun and sharing my life with others, if they are interested. It is a young experiment, let us see where it goes. As always, thank you for the so wis and kind thoughts! These can be the best days of our lives!


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