Den (dewhitton) wrote,

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Hark! A blog post!

Those of you who follow me on faceache would know that in November I went for a medical - blood work and ECG. The blood work says my thyroid, liver, kidneys and prostate are working fine. Cholesterol is above normal but not in the YOU'RE GUNNA DIE range. Nothing some change to diet and a little more exercise can't fix. Blood sugar is above normal but not in the OMG DIABETES! range. My insulin level is a little higher than normal and indicates some insulin resistance. This is possibly weight-related. so a change of diet (less carbs, more fibre and exercise) to reduce the weight a little would help. He suggested a 20 minute fast walk every day at the Mall. The Mall? It's flat, and air conditioned.

The ECG showed a mild, occasional, irregularity in my heart beat; just before the main upwards spike there was a tiny downward dip. My GP said it was probably nothing. He said it's nothing to be concerned about.


So I had an appointment booked with a cardiologist. After getting the ECG resting, he put me on the treadmill.

Him: You're struggling?
Me: Yeah
Him: Chest pains? Shortness of breath?
Me: No. I've been a lazy bastard for four years.
Him: ...
Him: I'll slow it down a little.

Then he looked at my heart via ultrasound (ugh. goo) and examined the ECG. In the end he said "Right! Nothing wrong here. See you in 12 months."

So I am actually quite healthy, apart from being an overweight lazy bastard.

Crossposted from Dreamwidth.

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