Early this morning, I took a trip to Lewis Gale (I normally stay in the realms of Carilion) for my new electro-cardiologist. I was referred to him through my regular cardiologist.
My morning started out with waking up half an hour late and rushing out the door.
Then we watched a little waiting-room TV while the receptionist explained why Trump is perfect to be president…
After having my weight and height taken (gained two pounds and grew an inch!) I was taken into my room.
While still half asleep I had to get another EKG
I had to do a range of “basic heart tests” such as
- “Breath in, breath out, STOP BREATHING AND FLEX YOUR ABS”
- “We’re gonna squat together”
- “Deep breath- no, deep breath with your mouth open!!”
Yeah…he was an interesting Doctor.
When I tried to make my early morning heart jokes and didn’t even bat an eye; no sense of humor, I guess.
He also wouldn’t
take a picture with me so…
After all that he looked at my tilt-table test results and just said my heart rate was too high and my blood pressure was too low.
I’ve started a medicine called “Atenolol” once a day. It’s supposed to lower my heart rate?
Over all, it was a good early morning heart doctor visit and I’m excited to see how my new meds help me out.