Monday, September 17, 2007

My Heart Suckabees

As I approach fifty, with my history of obesity, smoking and drug abuse, guess what? I have a heart problem. A few weeks ago I went to the doc and was found to be in atrial fibrillation, a fancy way of saying my heart beats irregularly at times. Today I had a stress test, which sent me into afib again. The good news is an echocardiogram I took earlier shows no signs of blockage or disease. But, more tests are needed to be sure. So now I have to see a specialist and the fun begins. The rapid heartbeat could be fixed by medicine or I might need an operation. Guess I'd better lay off the caffeine and scary movies, not to mention the crack.

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