Marshall stayed home today and dealt with a water leak in the master bathroom. Gina was here to help coordinate things and to watch the animals.
Yesterday I got an email from my cardiologist telling me to be sure to take my Metropolol pill this morning (it's a medication that slows down the heart rate). I told her it seemed kind of counterproductive to take a medication to slow down the heart rate at the same time I'm going to be getting on a treadmill trying to raise the heart rate. But she insisted that I take the medication.
She also surprised me with the news that when she went over the results of my 14-day Holter heart monitor, she is leaning towards recommending a pacemaker. But she wanted to see the stress test results first.
So when I arrived at the hospital today the nurses/technicians said that I should NOT have taken the medication prior to a stress test. (Duh) But we decided to go ahead with the treadmill anyway. I was supposed to get my heart rate up to 128. I gave it my all, but I could only get it to 108, so they stopped the treadmill test and switched over to Plan B -- a chemically induced stress test. But even with the confusion, I think it went well. The cardiologist even sent me an apology for making me take the Metropolol. At least she knows that I could have made it to 128bpm if it weren't for her!
So now I wait for all my test results and I see the cardiologist on June 3 to go over everything. I don't know why she is waiting so long to see me, but I'm taking that a a sign that she does not feel it is an emergency.
When I got home, I learned that we need a new toilet in the master bathroom. So tomorrow morning Marshall and I will be heading to Home Depot. In the meantime, we just keep putting towels on the floor.
Other than that, Marshall had a quiet day. He has no pain but is just fatigued all the time, can't get any real energy going.