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It's a great day when ...

Thursday, July 21, 2011

... you visit your cardiologist for a routine stress-echocardiogram (actually, there is no "routine" visit if you've undergone double bypass surgery 2 years ago) ... AND...

... you get through 19 minutes on the treadmill (measured using the Bruce protocol,
, which means getting up to 6mph and a 22% incline)... AND...

... your heart rate maxes out at 175 (for the last 3 minutes) and your blood pressure maxes at 190/85... AND

... it only takes 2 minutes of recovery time to get the heart rate back down to 70 (and the blood pressure a perfect 120/80) ... AND...

... the EKG is completely normal ... AND ...

... you do this when you're 52 years old and weigh 185 pounds, when 4 years ago you weighed 320+ ...AND finally ...

... you're told by the cardiologist that you have an ultra-healthy heart and are a poster-child for bariatric medical treatment!!

That's how my day started. It's a great day indeed!!


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PTESORO 8/23/2011 8:28PM


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BUFFALOMAMA 8/22/2011 9:48PM

    Congrats, a month late!!!

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GREENRUG 8/4/2011 8:47AM

    You are the new Buff Boomers Poster Person!!

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L*I*T*A* 8/2/2011 5:27PM

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IMBRENDAB 7/28/2011 6:58PM

    Totally AWESOME!!!!!

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    a FANTASTIC day.

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QUESTFORLULU 7/22/2011 12:58PM

    Oh! I'm proud to know you. And to know that you have achieved the health I am looking for. LuLu emoticon

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WANAKA 7/22/2011 10:43AM

    A great day indeed! Congrats :)

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KAYOTIC 7/22/2011 10:17AM

    That's great news! Healthy, healthy! emoticon

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BOOK0WL 7/22/2011 10:14AM

    Congratulations, Alan! I'm just starting down the bariatric road, and your blog and posts are truly inspiring!

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MUSIC66 7/22/2011 4:15AM


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TEXASGIRL48 7/21/2011 8:15PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon That's wonderful news Alan.

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CHUBRUB3 7/21/2011 7:16PM

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Great news Alan!!
Absolutely fantastic, so very happy for you.

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BARCLE 7/21/2011 2:45PM

    emoticon that's fantastic!! emoticon emoticon

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L*I*T*A* 7/21/2011 2:31PM

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JESS0107 7/21/2011 1:39PM

    That is awesome!!! emoticon

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DEBBIEANNE1124 7/21/2011 1:35PM

I'm very proud of you Alan! Way to go!

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