Thursday, November 19, 2009

A little about me

Okay, I know this is a writing blog but I am going to post this here anyway. Yesterday I went to the Dr. to get some tests run. Blood, chest x-ray, and an EKG. I am thirty-five by the way. The blood work came back good. No viruses, everything normal, cholesterol is a high but I have known that for years and changing my diet hasn't helped. The Chest x-ray was clear. The EKG showed a partial blockage in the right ventricular arteries.

So, basically I have the mind of a child, the body of a healthy 35 year old (I'm not overweight according to my Dr.), and the heart of an old man. I am going in for a consultation in December. I don't know what that will entail and I don't know if surgery is on the table (the rest of the males in my family on my mom's side are full of stents) or if they are going to try the med route. I am hoping for the latter, mostly because the thought of having them push a small tube through my veins makes me a little queasy.

Needless to say I didn't get my writing done that I wanted to yesterday. All morning I was waiting for the call back about the tests and then I was looking crap up, trying to find out all I could about it during the afternoon. My total word count for yesterday was a measly 1200 words. A far cry from the 2800 I wanted to hit. So today I find myself 3100 words behind schedule and ready to go. No more distractions for me today.

So, in conclusion. I am okay. things are under control and now I must get back to writing, my book is looking like it might be short anyway.

12 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Take care. Glad to hear that most of the parts are in order, and hoping that #$(&@ blockage takes to the meds.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Thanks, Aaron. Me too.

Cate Gardner said...

Considering your day yesterday, I think 1,200 words is heroic. Fingers crossed.

Jeremy D Brooks said...

Man...hope it's an easy fix.

katey said...

I agree with Cate: positively heroic!

It always makes me a little sick to think too hard about what surgery will entail, both for me and the people I love. But yay for cardiologists.

And double yay for meds.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Cate- I am not heroic. I was bored. :)

Jeremy- as long as I don't have to do anything that is an easy fix. The Doc says my pocketknife isn't sharp enough to perform surgery on myself anyway.

Katey- I hear ya on the meds part. That goodness my wife is a pharmacist.

Danielle Ferries said...

Here's hoping for no surgery. Take care and hopefully you'll get in some good writing time today.

Natalie L. Sin said...

I'm sending warm fuzzy thoughts your way. None of them involve Korean nudity : )

Jamie Eyberg said...

Danielle- Thanks. I plan on running a marathon this weekend. Not.

Nat- Thanks for the warm fuzzies. I imagine it is like the first drink from a fresh bottle of vodka. :)

Barry Napier said...

Glad to know things are well. I haven't had a check-up in about 5 years and I do not plan on going in for another one until I absolutely have to.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Barry- my last check up was much better than this one. I hope you never have to go back if you are just waiting for something bad to happen.

Carrie Harris said...

I'm sending belated hugs and Guinness in your general direction. If you see hugs and Guinness flying over your house, flag them down. They're probably for you, but I'm crappy at directions.