Well, Isn't That Special...

Thursday, January 25, 2007
I had one of those "um...yeah..." kind of moments this afternoon. When I got up this morning, I decided that I would pack my bag with my running shoes, work out clothes, and my MP3 player and walk home from work. It was supposed to be 7C after all. That's practically summertime weather. I should probably confess that I haven't walked the 45 minutes home from work since October when the snow started to fly and the temperatures dropped. After about 20 minutes and completing the small hill that starts off my walk, I almost stopped dead in my tracks. It suddenly dawned on me that I could NOT feel my heart pounding in my chest or the blood pumping through my viens. HOLY CRAP. Could the medication be working? So as not to jinx myself, I slowed my pace slightly and kept going, making sure to notice any changes that might happen. There were none. It was a very strange feeling...

Now, it's not like my heart used to feel as though it was going to burst out of my chest or that my veins were going to explode, but I've always noticed a big change when I start exercising. I just always assumed that was normal, I didn't know that it's not. Rest assured I'll be letting Doctor H know that even if the actual #'s on my BP readings haven't gone down, I've noticed a substantial difference. It seems as though it wasn't "just" labcoat syndrome that caused my BP to be so high as my other former doctors (and I) have thought.

7 comments:

Pickled Olives said...

Whooo Hoo! That is good news!!! I'm guessing you are planning on walking more often???!!?!

Wandering Coyote said...

Awesome, Karen!

I am noticing a difference, too. I do 30 mins. on the treadmill and I'm noticing that I can up the incline and the speed on a regular basis as I get fitter. I can also walk some of the huge hills in this town without having to stop. Keep up the great work!!

kelly said...

excellent, good job...marathon is a coming

Barbara Bruederlin said...

That is excellent news! A testiment to both medical intervention and your hard work!

candyminx said...

Great news, good work!

* (asterisk) said...

Good for you, Karen. It's always tough to get back on the keep-fit routine, especially if your heart decides to beat like a drum.

ems said...

Fabulous! Really pleased for you!

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