cardiac case closed

Today I met with my doctor to go over the results of all the tests I’ve had over the past few weeks. Basically the conclusion is that everything’s healthy. The chest x-ray, the blood work, and all the cardiac tests show that everything’s normal. That was a huge load off of my chest.

My doctor conference called a cardiologist who basically confirmed what I figured out over the weekend. The faint feeling was caused by the rapid change in blood pressure from stopping a workout too quickly. Hot weather makes me more susceptible to this, because hot weather causes the blood vessels to dilate, causing blood pressure to lower. The solution is basically to warm down slowly, rather than rapidly stopping a tough workout. How I’m supposed to do this while biking on a steep hill– well, I haven’t figured that out yet… I guess what I’ll do is walk around when I get off the bike.

After my doctor’s appointment I went to play golf with my dad. It was kind of a belated Father’s Day celebration since he had to work on Sunday.

I think if I took golf more seriously I’d be okay at it, but half the time I don’t even wear shoes. I just like the feeling of the fairway grass on my feet…

Golf is kind of low on the totem pole for me when it comes to hobbies. If it were up to me, I’d choose biking or hiking over golf, but my dad is a super golf fanatic, so it’s a good way for me to spend time with him.

Over the years I’ve come to realize that I take after my dad a lot. Which is a good thing. My dad is one of the most patient people I know– I mean, he had to put up with two lazy sons his entire adult life. My introverted personality comes from my dad too. Over the years I’ve learned that it’s not a bad thing to be introverted. My dad’s quiet, but he commands respect from a lot of people, and he lets his work speak for him. That’s something I’ve come to respect. I wonder why his work ethic didn’t translate to his two lazy sons…

Things I’m thankful for:

  • Fathers, both earthly and heavenly
  • Clean bill of health

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