Thursday, October 03, 2013
I passed - Ya know I have heard horror stories about those treadmill stress tests but this wasn't all that bad.
They started me out at 10% incline and 1.5 mph
Then after 3 minutes the machine increased me to 12% incline and 2.5 mph
and finally after 3 more minute I went to 14% and 3.5 mph
the tech took my blood pressure periodically and I was allowed to hang on - this was important due to the neuropathy in my feet.
The doc was fine with the results but wants to re-eval in 6 months. She basically told me I need to get used to the idea of a pacemaker.
In other news I went to a seminar last night given by a neurosurgeon. I was so impressed I canceled my nerve root injection for Friday and made an appointment with this doc. He is an all in one doc and the other doc was NOT a diagnostic doc so he wouldn't even look at my neck/shoulder
I am so glad I am not looking at a pacemaker - for now - I just don't need another thing on my plate
for all the well wishes