Monday, December 5, 2011

Just sitting around posting on my blog when I should be working...

My doctor ran an EKG and confirmed that my heart was running at high speed for no reason. My heart rate was 143 bpm while I was lying on a table. That's my normal workout target.

So it' looks like I have A-Fib. Atrial Fibrillation. My doctor said it was a manageable condition, and not caused by any of my other health factors. I'm doing some reading about it right now. I'm not really sure what to think about having a heart condition, I kind of like being active...

I've been kind of faking good health by achieving close to normal blood sugar, but I can't fake this one. My heart is cranking.

Anyway, I'm headed to the hospital for a 24 hour stay. A cardiologist will do some further tests and try to sort out a medication to slow down my heart to normal speed. I'm all for that.

I'll bring my laptop just in case I have time to waste.


  1. Man, I am so sorry to hear about a new condition. I don't know anything about A-Fib (but I'm about to look it up) and I hope that the care required is minimal. Try to enjoy the rest, I guess!

  2. If you do have time to waste, here's a game to teach you how to read a heart monitor:

    Or for something less serious, Kerri (sixuntilme) posted a game awhile back that was fun to solve, called sugar.

    I hope the hospital stay is as pleasant as it can be. Which hospital?

  3. Thanks for the comments and entertainment. I'm at Rush-Copley in Aurora. I don't recommend their "cardiac" diet. ;)
    Just saw my heart rate dip into the 90s, must be the HFCS in the Italian dressing working its cardio magic.