I posted here a couple of weeks ago about my bum ticker. I had a battery of tests done to see how the old heart was doing. I got the results yesterday, and I must say that the news was good all around. The best news was when I stepped on the scale. I have been trying very hard to eat less and exercise more. I had been afraid that all of my effort had been for naught. I'm still a fat fuck, but I had dropped 9 pounds! Yes! The effort had been worth it! It will be easier now to keep up the good work knowing that it can yield results. The next good news was when the nurse took my blood pressure. Normal. Great! The last few times I have had it taken, I rang the bell. Finally the doc came in and gave me the results from the tests. I had cheated somewhat in that I had checked my chart online and saw that it appeared pretty nominal. Yup. Everything came back just fine. The results were similar to what I had about 3 years ago. The structure is sound. The plumbing system is fine. It's just the darn electrical system that's all wonky. The greatest risk is from stroke, but even on the risk scale of 1 to 10, I'm a 1. To play it safe he put me on a blood thinner to reduce the little risk I had even further. So that's the story. I plan on continuing my healthy routine in hopes of dropping another 9 pounds. I'll continue my exercise routine and hopefully increase it as my stamina improves. I'm liking my strategy of slow and steady progress. Accentuate the positive and eliminate the negative. Hey! I should write a song!