Hell of a Guy

Health Update

09/22/2008

I did the cardiologist thing last Thursday.  My regular doctor thought the pain I was having in my back on the upper-left side was due to my heart.  He was wrong.  I still don’t have a clue as to what the pain was, since I have only had it a couple of times since my initial visit with Doctor Paul, but the cardio dude says my heart is healthy and I may live on for a few more years.  He told me I may out live my dad who died at age ninety-three, and that will be pretty cool, if the rest of me holds up.

The cardiologist gave my bruised ego a lift when he told me I performed in the stress test at a level equal to a 22-year old.  It is a shame that not all of me does. 

I suppose the good news is I don’t have to worry about a heart condition right now.  The bad news is I have an occasional discomfort in my back, and would love to know what the hell is happening there.

In between the last paragraph and this one I have called Dr. Paul’s office and made an appointment for a complete physical.  I can almost see the smile on his face when he knows he will have me hold my ankles as he embarrasses the hell out of me with his finger where the sun don’t shine.  But, I am a real man and can deal with it.

And that is all I have to say about that…

 
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