This post is an update mostly for those who follow my blog and were waiting to hear the results of my recent heart scare.
I recently posted about a heart attack scare I had which led to the doctor's suggesting I stop running and not exert myself until they could determine what was going on with my heart. This meant I had to drop out of the 2011 10K Mud Run.
In a nutshell, due to a significantly powerful chest pain experience (20 minutes in which it felt as if somebody had slammed me in the chest with a baseball bat), I played it safe and went to the ER. They kept me for 8 hours, ran blood tests and hooked me up to machines to monitor my heart and found a borderline intraventicular conduction delay.
So last week I went in for further testing so they could get some clearer pictures of my heart and see how serious it actually was.
Yesterday I got my results back.
Except for the unveiling of high blood pressure (for which I've been put on a low sodium diet and told to continue to monitor it; if it doesn't come down soon, lifestyle changes won't be enough and medication for hypertension will be on the agenda), I've been given a clean bill of health and told I can run again.
I normally write long blog posts, but these three pictures of Homer Simpson roughly summarize the mini little saga in a fun way.