Hey PM Club!
Just a quick update on two items. First I have my Invasive Cardiopulmonary Exercise Test (iCPET) at UCLA on 12/22 at 8am. I can't wait to get this done and see what's happening to me.
Next update is nothing short of shocking to me. So I thought to do some stretching and some easy exercises at home to get me ready for this iCPET. I bent down to touch my toes, no problem. Next I tried the Bent-Over Twist (slow of course). This is where you bend and rotate your torso to the right, touching your right foot with your left hand. I repeated the same exercise to touch my other foot. I got about 3 reps in and I felt it coming.... That horrible sick, weak, panic, palpitations and total body burning sensation so I stopped immediately. It's been about 20 mins since I stopped and my arms still feel like I'm flexing them, my head is tingling and I feel awful! Only 4 reps and it caused it that fast. I feel weak, a little short of breath and pretty much horrific. Whatever is happening to me is getting bad and FAST! I'll keep everyone updated with my results but my bet is exercise induced heart failure with preserved ejection fraction :-(
Obviously I hope I don't have this but I'm not sure what else it could be. I'm really worried.
You know you're wired when...
You have an excuse for being a couch potato.
We are ALIVE! How wonderful is modern medicine.