Heart monitor....wired for the next two weeks...
Hey Gang, I have been having ongoing issues with chest pain, "flushing", lightheadedness, etc. so the doc finally decided to put me on a monitor for the next two weeks.
It's kinda cool in a way..four leads on my chest, an over sized pendant and a cell phone they provide where the center is doing real-time monitoring of my heart activity. If anything odd happens, they will call my regular cell and check in.
And if I feel anything odd happening, I push buttons on the pendant which sets a "flag" of the event, and I select pre-loaded texts to send to the center on their phone.
After two weeks I send the whole mess back in a postage paid bag.
Hopefully this setup captures the events I have been feeling so they can finally get to the bottom of what's happening.
My dad had his first heart attack at 40 and was dead at 60. I am 50 and VERY concerned. At least I never smoked like my dad did, but I still have a lot of other risk factors.
I have come to terms with the possibility of dying while riding, life has a 100% death rate. I would rather live having fun and end up dead in a motorcycle crash than never do anything fun because it's dangerous and I might get killed. No one makes it out alive anyway. - From a friend on another forum, used with his permission.