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Stress Echocardiogram Today

Thursday, September 05, 2013

I was fine with this until I googled it and did some research last night. Then I didn't sleep a wink!

I totally fit the profile for heart disease -- I have beautifully low blood pressure and resting heart rate, until I exercise vigorously -- then the numbers go berserk!

So I stayed up all night, tossing and turning -- what if I have heart disease? What if we have to cancel our Inca Hiking trip which leaves in less than two weeks? Judging from how hard the 3 miles up Pikes Peak was last month -- this trip is going to be AS hard if not harder. The hiking part is 25 miles spread over 4 days, all at elevations from 9,000-14,000 feet. Here's what we'll be hiking:

The second day is that BIIIIGGGGGG incline up to the highest point on the trail, 14,000 feet. I'm kind of in Panic Mode right now!

I'll find out generally if I'm healthy or not during/after the test, although the official report won't be available for a few days.

Wish me luck!!!!
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    I am praying for good news!
    1654 days ago
    you're in my prayers!
    Let us know how it goes emoticon
    1654 days ago
    May you find the peace and serenity within you to get through all of this.
    Worrying about it will not help even one tiny bit.
    You've done a lot of hiking without any problem, right?
    Maybe it's something simple like an electrolyte imbalance or something.
    Keep us posted.

    1654 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/5/2013 4:26:00 PM
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  • SUGAR0814
    Praying all is well! emoticon emoticon
    1655 days ago
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    I hope that you get good news!
    1655 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/5/2013 12:34:57 PM
    I do wish you good luck! Always a little scary to be going through something like that but better for you to know than not. By the time you this you'll know but I'm betting you're going to be okay but at least you'll know and won't be stressing over the unknown.

    Your granddaughter is absolutely the cutest! Glad you posted that picture. Too soon to start worrying about her and she will be fine.

    You take care and let us know how it goes. You have lots of people cheering for you!

    I liked that ear of corn video as well but as one of the other commenters said - we soak our corn for a few hours and then BBQ it (with husk on). Give it a try sometime - of course you still have to deal with the silk using the BBQ method.


    1655 days ago
    I'm sure it will go well. You'll get information to clarify things for you. I have them regularly since my heart attacks several decades ago. I always am glad to see how the old ticker is doing. It reassures my hubby too.
    Let us know how it goes.
    Your Inca Trail hike sounds amazing!
    1655 days ago
    Sending hugs.
    Health concerns are so scary.
    I'll be thinking 'bout you today.

    1655 days ago
    Okay, you got that all out there, now you're getting the test. Deep breath in and slowly blowly it out. Let's worry when there is somethign to worry about.

    We're all with you!

    1655 days ago
    Hope that all goes well with your test!
    1655 days ago
  • NANCY-
    Stressed about the stress test! Oh my! Hopefully you will be getting some answers and be preventing possible emergency situations.
    1655 days ago
    You've been hiking and climbing a lot, and I think you'll be ok'd to go on this trip. Think positively! You are a rock star!
    1655 days ago
    Good luck and do something new and crazy to get your mind off it!
    1655 days ago
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