Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Weight 244 Blood Pressure 117/70
I went to see my doctor this morning. She listened to my heart and lungs and did an EKG on me. She wants me to have a stress test and I am not to exercise again until after I see her again after the stress test.
I doubt that I will blog again until then. She said with all of the risk factors I have, she wants to rule out heart problems.
I don't think I have heart problems, but my Mom had heart disease and my Dad only had three heart valves. He passed all of his physicals as a game warden and it wasn't until he contracted a staff infection that went to his heart, that they found this out.
My doctor was pleased with my weight loss and blood pressure. I have been using Mrs. Dash instead of salt to flavor some foods.
I would request prayer if I come to mind. My sister is 71 and she had a stress test and came through fine, but she hasn't used salt in a long time. She also has trouble walking any distance, so my attitude is, if she could do it, I can do it.
My doctor thinks I had some sort of digestive problem, but as I said, she wants to make sure that my heart is okay. The cardiologist's office will call me with an appointment time. In the meantime, I am to start on a coated baby aspirin.
*****Update: The cardiologist's office has an opening this afternoon and I don't know if I will be having a consultation visit or the stress test. Well, getting it over with quickly is one less thing looming in the future and I may be able to resume my exercise if it is the stress test. I just hope I can be the trooper my mother was, nothing seemed to phase her and she resumed her life like normal after each thing she had to go through. It helps to still my nerves to think about her.