Sunday, April 07, 2013
I have been having some issues with my health and I posted a blog about my concerns earlier. I had been having problems with chest pains and shortness of breath, and my doctor arranged for me to see a cardiologist to see if I could find out what the problem was. The cardiologist scheduled me for a stress test. He said he couldn't find out too much with that, so he scheduled me for a MIBI stress test. this is where they inject you wih an isotope and they take x-rays of your heart muscles. Then they send you for a stress test and then take more x-rays. My doctor called me on Friday, and told me that that test turned out okay, but he thought there was an extra heart beat in there. He wants to schedule me for an echocardiogram where they can see your heart with an ultrasound machine. He will then be able to tell if I have an problems with my heart due to my high blood pressure. He told me he hopes to be able to arrange for a test before the end of May. Hopefully that will give me some answers I am looking for. It is difficult for me right now, as I am not sure if I should be exercising or not. My GP told me I could walk for exercise, so I am going to continue to do that. Now that the ice is melting, maybe I can get outside more often for a walk. I haven't been following my Maximized Living diet either. I need to get back on that. Hopefully things will improve for me. I will let you know once I get the results back from the echocardiogram.