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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, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Br
uce_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!!

Alan
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