2014-08-27

Got To See My Doc Today. Oh Joy.

Actually, I pretty much enjoy my visits to the Doc. But it helps to have a Doc that you could like as a friend otherwise.

Echo-Cardiogram: Entirely normal. Entirely too-normal. Doc says I have a great heart, structurally, for an old guy. Everything is where it's supposed to be and working fine. All the valves are the correct size, have no buildup, and work as they should. No scaring that they can see. He hopes he has a heart like that when he's my age. (Told him I should be through with this one by that time and he'd be welcome to it.)

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Halter: My heart consistently fires as it should. Top-Middle-Bottom every time. However, my heart will jump from 60 beats per minute to 170 beats per minute for no apparent reason. When I'm sleeping. When I'm just sitting around. When I'm pooping. No rhyme or reason. It also goes the other way. When my heart should be beating faster because I'm doing something, it'll beat at 160 bpm for a minute then suddenly drop to 65. They don't know why.

He says I MAY have tachio-bradio-cardia. (Which is an actual condition even if I don't know how to spell it.) Can't give me a med to slow/speed up my heart because it could make it too slow/fast.

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SO, he's making me an appointment with the actual Cardiologist at the hospital. Says that someday a pace maker may be indicated. Which will mean seeing something called an "EP." (I know what it is. I just can't remember what it stands for.)

So, the only question I have that no one seems to be able to answer (so far) is: Why does my heart pause so often for so long?

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Anywho, SWMBO’s Son was supposed to pick her up tonight; but he got caught in traffic in Tacoma so I made a mad dash to get her. Had to come home the “back way” because of road work. That was okay cause it’s a much prettier ride.

And that’s it for tonight.

2014-08-26

Hot Tuesday. Only 85 Though.

But, it’ll do. Today has been one of the most SSDD Day’s that I have ever had around here. Which means boring, for you, if you expect me to have any earth shattering pronouncements or happenings. Unless you consider watering the lawn and Garden important to the National Security, the overall health of the World, or pointing to the destiny of the Universe; then, nope.

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Made the bed, got the dishes done, and generally straightened up around the house. Took Dog for a tour of the back 40. Weeded. Tore out the dead pea plants. Picked veggies that needed to be picked. Maters are starting to come in.

Exciting shit, I know. But that’s my life, and, other than one day making SWMBO a wonderful wife there just isn’t much going on in my normal, usual, daily life.

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Oh, I did forget to get dressed before driving down to check the mail. Hate doing that only because I wouldn’t know what to do if the truck broke down. But I get busy doing things and think “quick trip” and off I go. One would think I’m old. One would be correct.

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SWMBO’s Son is picking her up tonight. He’s going to Calif Thursday to visit his “real” Dad so I’ll be taking her into work Friday (and Monday & Tuesday, I think). That’s okay. I like riding with her!

MCARC 10-meter Chat Net @ 1930. Looks like I’m going to make it this week. Cool!

2014-08-25

Gonna Be Another Warm Day! Cool!

Started out pretty normal and pretty much stayed that way up until now (1435). Had to get dressed to make a run into town to return movies to Safeway (I still miss Blockbuster) and get gas for the truck. That changed soon as I got home.

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Got out and gave the Truck it’s annual washing. Except I think I missed last year so it was really past due. Looks good. Not too many bangs and scratches for a 9 year old truck that just went over 100k miles.

Watered the garden and picked off the ripe cherry tomato’s. Toured the back 40. About to go out and collect some more rocks OR finish painting the deck railing. Haven’t decided which yet. In either case it’s Hot out there and I don’t want to waste it.

Really worked up a sweat collecting rocks this afternoon. Was fun. Neighbors kinda freaked to see a naked fat old guy out in the driveway with a shovel. Luckily they drive by only occasionally! I’m so glad we live out in the country.

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Not much else going on. SWMBO is home and has her dinner made. I’ve had my dinner earlier. Was watching “Amazing Spiderman 2” but now into “Planet 51.”  Forgot all about the local Nets tonight.

Having some pain in my Left chest. II ‘m fairly sure it’s from overexerting myself today. No other symptoms (shortness of breath, diaphoresis, or any real fluttering) so I’m just going to take a chill pill and go from there. If it gets any worse I’ll have SWMBO take me to the hospital. Thank Goodness I’m Not on Obamacare!