|Me at the medical center last week for my dermatology appointment|
Just back from the doctor this morning. My heart rate is low, 40. I understand it should be around 60. My doctor recommended an EKG. I had that done and the results showed an uneven heart beat. My doctor is now arranging an appointment for me with a cardiologist. This is a first for me. Both of my younger brothers have heart issues. My youngest brother is on his second pacemaker.
I hope I'm not going down that path. I'm not overweight (like both of my brothers) and I get plenty of exercise (walking). I know that's no guarantee against heart problems but I was probably under the false assumption that I was immune from any heart problems. Perhaps the clincher was when my doctor asked me this morning if I get dizzy. Are you kidding? All the time. In fact a wave of dizziness washed over me even as he was asking me. He asked me if I wanted to lie down. I told him I didn't.
Just for a safe measure he sent me to get a blood test. That was an hour wait sitting next to a gravelly voiced woman who talked non-stop and laughed at everything she said. She obviously drove up my blood pressure.
Don't cry for me Argentina, I'm still plugging along. I do what has to be done and appreciate each day as a treasure. I'm ready for whatever, as long as it doesn't hurt too much.
|Me this morning in the lobby of the Medical Arts Building waiting for my doctor and 8 am appointment|