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Old 04-10-2019, 11:28 PM
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So a year or two ago I started on a long chain of checkups common to aging folks. Among them was a series of cardio tests. At the time they said everything was fine.

Just had another series of tests (NOT the stress test, oddly enough) and came home today to a phone message in nicely accented English: "Hello, this is [Cardiac Centre] for [Pixelated]. We need to book you to see the cardiologist."



I am now officially spooked.

And for the record, I've had no symptoms whatsoever indicating possible heart problems.
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Old 04-11-2019, 02:10 AM
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Could just be a nice CYA means of relaying the results. Privacy regs can get rather nasty about any possible leak of information. Yes, there should be some bit of context in there, but... OMG, LEAK! At least they're not leaving an urgent message.

Save the spooked bit for when you look at the workplace and/or hear the brass talking about the next big idea and how it will make everything better.
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Old 04-11-2019, 05:04 AM
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Honey, save the spooked bit for when the nice PA at the walk-in clinic calls 911 for you . . .
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Old 04-11-2019, 08:53 PM
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Honey, save the spooked bit for when the nice PA at the walk-in clinic calls 911 for you . . .
Yeah, that would do it!

I had gotten an in-office test a week or so ago, plus was hooked up to a heart monitor for three days. The creepiest part of all that? The doctor kept turning on the sound from the in-office testing machine ... "goosha, goosha, goosha" ...

Me (thinks): "Please stop that; it is creeping me out SO bad ..." I mean, seriously, I'd have died of fright if it had suddenly stopped ...

Turns out they want me back in for the stress test plus a quick chat with the cardiologist. It does not sound like it's anything major. I'm guessing a preventative lecture ... "Lose some weight ... how much salt do you eat () .... how much exercise do you get () ..."
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Old 04-12-2019, 01:28 AM
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I wish I had a copy of my EKG from my original A-Fib. That one freaked me out. 49 years old and I am in the cardiac ward of the local hospital.

On the other hand, look at the miracles of modern medicine. Mick Jagger had a valve replacement and he doesn't have a 9" scar in the center of his chest.
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Old 04-12-2019, 08:42 AM
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- To ensure we don't discriminate according to race, gender, sexuality, religion or whether you love or hate Marmite... (I answered white mixed (i.e. mongrel) and I love Marmite).

- Have you ever suffered from any neurological, degenerative muscular or dropped on your head as a baby syndrome...

I think she was trying to work out if I was listening! There was an unexpectedly high amount of giggling in this interview...
Kudos to that receptionist! It's also a good talking point I imagine and a good way to break the ice (for the record, I love Vegemite [Marmite's Down Under Cousin])

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I love having health professionals who try to lighten the mood. I just wish I didn't have to see so many of them on such a regular basis...
I do too. I also encounter a few of these at work. If they're up for a bit of a laugh, it also makes my job easier.

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When ANYBODY splits their forehead open it bleeds like a son of a bitch...
Not quite the forehead, but my sister hit her head just around her eyebrow on the corner of her dollhouse when she was four and had to have some steri-strips (no stitches thankfully). It did bleed like a bitch though.

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On the other hand, look at the miracles of modern medicine. Mick Jagger had a valve replacement and he doesn't have a 9" scar in the center of his chest.
Yup. My mum had to have a loop device implanted recently. My reaction to that was "So you're now part-cyborg?" (Loop device = records abnormal heart rhythms)
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:17 AM
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Goddammit, frozen shoulder is not supposed to recur on the same side.

Not that I want it on the other side, which....also might be happening.
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Old 05-19-2019, 09:57 AM
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Kidney infections really f@&$ing hurt, and I had forgotten how much "fun" fever dreams are.
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:20 AM
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ADHD is not always "ooh look! squirrel!" Sometimes it can be "Holy shit, I wanna get off this rollercoaster, but the seatbelt is fastened too tightly, how do I stop?!"
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Old 08-24-2019, 04:23 PM
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I've been taking a kenpo karate workout class and the other day I landed a jump on the side of my foot instead of the right way. Thought it was ok, just sore since I was able to walk out on it. Couple hours later one side is swollen to the point I couldn't tell if it was just swelling or if I've actually dislocated or broken something. Off to the ER for xrays since urgent care was closed by then. Thankfully no fractures or dislocations; just a nasty sprain. I'm confined to a boot for the next couple weeks with instructions for "no ninja stuff" until it heals up.
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