Thank you one and all.
OK, so AM workout.
They did tell me my heart was fine after the angiogram, so I do need to test it out…
Tabata. Alternating Dips and Chins. They were ugly by the end of the first set. I can’t do even 20s of chins, and by the second set, not 20s of proper dips. By the end I was having to push off each rep. By the last set I was down to 2-3 ugly reps then push off on the rest. But I kept pushing or pulling through whenever the little buzzer on my tabata time went off. Chest felt like it was on fire with lightning bolts shooting through it and my arms, pecs and lats felt like dead lead sheets hammered on to my body with red hot iron nails.
It was amazing. Loved it.
I chose not to do carries or arm work.
I had my doctor appointment afterward. CT scan results were back. Lungs are fine as far as structure. No sign of swelling or interstitial lung disease, and normal aspiration capacity. The plaque buildup in my heart was noticed and flagged as the likely cause of my problem, and the hospital recommended an angiogram. I had an angiogram a little while ago, and plaque buildup in the arteries was considered too minor cause symptoms.
Doc said that she was giving me corticosteroids if I would use them. They are for treating severe asthma, and were recommended by the cardiologist before he would see me again as he was convinced my asthma is the core of my problems. I don’t buy it, as I have asthma but the attacks I’m having don’t feel like this and nitro fixes the problem, ventolin doesn’t. I have a pulmonologist in a month and he can decide if the corticosteroids are doing any good and what shape my lungs are in.
Anyway, long story short no progress but another thing off the list. Glad I do not to have IPF, as that is a 2-5 year life expectancy so I can be happy about that. The doctor told me to be careful not to push too hard in my workouts until she figure out what is going on, so I will only do the tabata twice a week, not three like I originally planned. If I feel like I am going to die after each workout for a week or two I’ll change it up and go back to the long rest breaks in between sets, but it is a bit of a rush and I got a good arm pump in a short amount of time. Maybe I just need to push through and my body will surrender and do what I want it to.
No PM workout, son’s wrestling class was tonight, and STILL not done hauling all the stuff out of my mum’s house.
Stay tuned for Layers of OHP… on the next Corrmhona’s Back!