Yesterday I had my first of many cardio/pulmonary appointment. I endured a stress test/exercise endurance test.
They got my heart rate up to 200 beats a minute. I thought my heart was going to leap right out of my chest. They took several units of blood. All of this while I was riding an exercise bike.
My arm is bruised, my knees hurt and my calves ache a bit.
The doctor said that I did really well. I may not be as out of shape as we had previously thought. My heart did really good keeping up during the test. Now I get to wait for the final results later on this coming week.
I hope I don't to do that test again any time soon. It kicked me in the back end.
Now to start the rehab portion of this cardiac/pulmonary rehab. I have my consults with the therapy department this week.