I’m Supposed to Give My Heart Away, but Not Like This

For those that don’t know, yesterday was a somewhat scary day at the Lopey House. Laureen asked me to get up and do the Wii Fit run with her for 8 minutes. Now, even though you’re supposed to swing your arms to burn calories, I tend to just lightly tap my feet. Exercise form aside, afterwards, I felt a pain in my chest that I thought was just gas or somesuch. A few dry heaves later, I realized that it wasn’t that simple.

I finally got in to the doctor today, and the first thing she said was, “well, you really should have gone to the emergency room once you had the pain. This is why women outlive men. Women pay attention to symptoms.” (My doctor is a woman, FYI.)

She orders an EKG and bloodwork. The EKG is normal, so she orders a stress test for this Friday.

Right now, I feel like my life is at that “reply hazy” Magic 8-ball stage. I’ve got some factors working against me: I’m overweight; I have high cholesterol; I have high blood pressure.

One reply on “I’m Supposed to Give My Heart Away, but Not Like This”

  1. Hey there –

    I just realized I misunderstood something you said – you aren’t like a woman in the symptom department! I thought she was lauding you for high-tailing it in there. Either way, glad you are getting it checked out now and I’ll be thinking of you as you head in for the stress test etc.

    Hang in there!

    t. ducky

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