Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Travels and Treadmills

Well, I went to Indiana to see our new Christmas grandson, and he is adorable. I got to see (and feel!) snow, and play with our toddler granddaughter and I had a great time. When I got back I had a couple of weeks of remarkable energy, and then I crashed with a vengeance. I experienced severe pain in my chest, back, left arm, jaw and even my ear felt as if someone were pinching it really, really hard, the way they did to kids in those old movies. Now I know why the kids always squealed! So another stay in the hospital, another cath, and this time they diagnosed Prinzmetal's Angina, or Coronary Artery Spasm. It basically closes down an artery with a severe spasm, slowing or stopping blood flow. It is probably due to the microvascular disease in the heart. If it does not let up quickly enough it can cause a heart attack and damage to the heart.

They tell me to walk a lot. But not by myself. And not outside. So I accepted the gracious offer of a treadmill and I'm learning how to use it. I intend to have some adventures related to my new treadmill, which I will share with you later. For now I'll leave you with a picture of my young granddaughter demonstrating the proper use of a treadmill - plenty of pillows to lounge on and something good to drink! (Disclaimer: She was not allowed to play on here as a rule. This was a fluke, and she was closely supervised. The treadmill could not have come on, as there were multiple safety features and careful adults. She's not allowed near it for the most part).


Anonymous said...

I thought you were going to say that you had a heart attack, but I am glad it wasn't. I like your treadmill and the cutie who is enjoying it too! Take care and I will be waiting to hear about your adventures on the treadmill.


Merle said...

Dear Tracie ~~ I am so glad that you are all right after the hospital stay and heart problems. Good luck with the treadmill and be very careful. I had awful trouble trying to open your comments today.Glad you had fun with your grandkids. They sure make living worth-while don't they? I am doing better now
Glad you liked the jokes - the swishing mouth one was
popular. I like that you told one of your sons that you didn't want to be rich and famous, because you are happy and many of them are not. Too true. Keep on being happy my friend,
Love, Merle.

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