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Cardiologist


Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spent 4 hours there today. Got the "you need to lose weight" lecture. Also, he added baby aspirin and a beta blocker, and thinks I should be on a statin and fish oil as opposed to trilipix, but I'm supposed to bring that up to my endocrinologist. They drew blood, did an echo, and a chemical induced stress test/PET scan. He says I have PVC (premature ventricular contractions), which is basically heart palpitations. I will also be wearing a heart monitor for 7 days as soon as UPS drops it off!

So yes, I still need to lose weight. hee hee.
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CERIUSLY 10/30/2010 12:10AM

    I hate when they lecture about something we already know. DUH! Sorry I didn't realize you were having problems. I'm not a Dr, but when mine wanted to start me on a statin, (awful side effects), I adamantly refused and promised to use diet and exercise, (only good side effects), to bring my numbers down.
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BTINTERNET 10/27/2010 1:58PM

    Ugh, but at least they're being thorough and taking good care of you sounds like.

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ELCIA_S 10/27/2010 7:36AM

    i hate doctors

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VEMAN1 10/26/2010 10:07PM

    When I had my first physical with my new doctor almost three year ago. I got that lecture and the one about stress. I took almost a year to start doing something about both. And now it has been a year since then. Time marches on and little things count. You doctor(s) have many patients which hear the same thing. Since you are a sparker you have the unique opportunity to avail yourself to which many don't. We are here to support your decision to a better you, not your doctor's.

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