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Thursday, August 21, 2014
So I have been gone a while, life sometimes deals us up a bit much to keep a random blog going. Now I am hopefully back and ready to post all sorts of random diabetes related non-sense stuff that you didn't know that you needed to know. Or something like that. Well first things first, I don't know if you remember way back in April 27, 2014 where I was in the Oklahoma City Memorial marathon and I bailed out at mile 16. I was not feeling good and just couldn't even walk the last ten miles to collect my finishers medal. I did some allergy testing which nothing came back saying much was wrong.
Then I did a stress test on my heart where you get on a treadmill one day and they get your heart rate up into "The zone" and inject you full of nuclear waste material and see if you live under a echo thingie. Then the next day you come in and they inject you with more nuclear waste material and tell you to go eat a bunch of fatty foods and come back in an hour and they put you under the same echo thingie. Once that is done they have a doctor review the results and let you know if you are going to live or eventually die.
My stress test came back and they said I had a blockage on my heart thingie that was a 70% blockage of 40% of my heart. They scheduled me for surgery the next day and I came out with a stint in my heart and a clean bill of health after that. The only bad thing about the whole ordeal was how people treated me different afterwards. For some reason as soon as you tell someone that you had heart surgery they think you should be in a wheel chair and a nurse with you at all times.