aefenglommung (aefenglommung) wrote,

Doctah, doctah, gimme da news

I had my annual visit with my cardiologist this morning. And why do I even have a cardiologist, you ask? Well, in January of 2010, I was lying on a gurney with an IV in my arm, waiting for sinus surgery to start, when the ENT surgeon came out and informed me he was sending me home. My EKG said I'd had a heart attack and the anesthesiologist wouldn't proceed until I'd been thoroughly checked out. I was subsequently gone over with a fine-tooth comb and cleared for surgery. And Philmont. And I've had a cardiologist ever since.

Said heart doc finally explained to me why my EKG says I've had a heart attack (actually, two, according to the graphs), but he says I haven't. My heart is probably rotated within my chest a bit, which causes the leads on the EKG machine to pick up signals that make it look as though I've had some problems, when in fact I never have.

In other news, my cholesterol is perfect. My weight is okay, but I'd like to lose 15 pounds. My weight goes up and down in a seasonal pattern; right now, I'm trying to hold it down so I don't have as much to lose next spring in order to go to Philmont. My BP is a wee bit high, so we're going to try adjusting current medication for 2-3 weeks and see if that doesn't make it better. If it doesn't, he'll prescribe something to bring it down. But really, I can't imagine a much better report for a man of my age.

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