test today


Had to go to Orillia Hospital for a cardiolite stress test as part of work up for transplant consideration.

With an IV in my right arm I got some cardio sensors and climbed on the treadmill.  Once I got warmed up and they increased treadmill speed, the radio isotope was added via the IV and then to full speed very briefly.   My “training regimen” of extra walking with a dash of hill climbing at the off leash park helped.

Then a couple of glasses of ice water in the cafeteria and a stroll over to nuclear medicine where they took photos to track the isotope.  I have to go back to tomorrow morning for the second set of photos.  And then it is done.

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Author: William J. Gibson

62 year old - writer/photographer Canadian, survived open heart surgery, received kidney transplant, sometimes dour, sometimes amusing, over six feet in height, severely follicle challemged

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