Had the catheter today, and good news!
Not only could he find nothing in the heart or coronary arteries that could be causing it, he also said he could see where my heart is actually almost back to normal...the "dead" areas are still dead, but the rest of it is compensating nicely due to my diet and exercise, I probably am within 5% of normal! Also the blood tests yesterday are fine, my cholesterol is WAY down!
He says I either overdid it in my rehab on Friday when I told him I "pushed" it a little or doing something strenuous I shouldn't have (Maybe when I pulled the mower off my tractor and put on the snow blade?
) or maybe it's "acid reflux" because of my "new diet..." He wrote me a script for something to see if it's the stomach for two weeks.
He cleared me to go back to work next Monday, and ALSO said Opening Day is OK too, as long as I take it easy the next two days and don't open up the "tap" site in my groin.
He DID say he would prefer it if I stayed on the ground, and not cl9imb the stand, but it's up to me, he then told my wife "It's tough telling him anything anyway, isn't it?" To which she wholeheartedly agreed!
He ALSO told me (in front of my WIFE!
) that there was NO way that "4 or 5" beers OCCASIONALLY is going to hurt me...just that he didn't recomend it every day!
Since I was on a roll, I went after the "occasional" GOOD cigar "someday," and he rolled his eyes, and said while he is against ALL smoking, he guessed that "1 or 2" a YEAR wouldn't hurt me!
I feel like George Patton and his "Rock Soup" method of turning permission to conduct an "Armed Recon" into a full fledged Corps attack!
Anyway, I kind of feel like a baby for even mentioning it to my rehab nurse on Monday, but I guess everything worked out for the best...now I KNOW the heart is mending like it oughta'....
But as an ASIDE....
This is the most I've been "exposed" to our "Health Care System" in my life, and now it's PERSONAL....
Hillary and the Democrats BETTER not mess with it...