Still so much to blog about, but I need to write about one thing first. Over the last several weeks, I've been having some very minor heart "flutterings" I guess is the best word. Several times over the last few weeks, I've also woken up in the night (while having a dream) with my heart racing. Also about two weeks ago, I was working out at the gym and really worked the bench press hard. Afterwards, I went to my Core Training class for 30 minutes of core work. During that class, I felt like I pulled something or strained a muscle in my chest, just left of my sternum and I couldn't take a deep breath without pain. The combination are similar indications for a heart attack, though I don't think it was one.
However, if you look at all of the things together AND you have a girlfriend who was a nurse and suddenly you have a trip to the doctor planned. So that was today. Actually, I called my doctor on Friday and left a message on her voicemail. She called me back and fit me into a slot today. Pretty darn nice. This doctor is my GP and is also a dean at the medical school at the University of Chicago. Even though the flutterings continued even in the waiting room, they didn't happen while the doc had her scope on me. So she ordered a EKG which lasts for......do you know?.....all of ten seconds!! Literally, 10 seconds!! WTF?? After you hook me up, why not listen for like 10 minutes or something? Nope. Just the short one. Now they want me to wear a monitor for 24 hours starting midday on Monday. I wanted to get one sooner, obviously, but that was the earliest time I could get one. They're going to have to live with 20 hours of data though. When I wake up the next morning, I'm taking a shower (which you can't do with the monitor on) because I don't go anywhere without taking a shower. If there's a problem, they'll have plenty of data in the first 20 hours.
Obviously I'll let you know if anything comes up. There's no pain involved or shortness of breath or anything. Tonight I had a great workout spending 30 minutes on the Eliptical followed by 30 minutes of my core class and then 20 minutes of shoulder exercises with weights. No problems at all. So if there is a problem, I'm sure it's minor.