Sunday, June 12, 2016

An Explanation From my Doctor on Friday

I had a follow-up with my dear Dr. C. on Friday.  He admitted to me that he was very worried about me.

As the Cardiologist "Mr. Charming" did not explain to me what was going on, Dr. C. did.

Nicotine constricts your blood vessels.  He compared it to tying a string tightly around one of your fingers.  Eventually, it numbs.  When unwrapped, the finger will begin throbbing.

This was the cause of my neck, chest and shoulder-blade pains.

So, I told him that I have sworn off my beach ciggies and ciggies on Wed. visits with Dennis and Cheryl.

I QUIT.

He also wants me to cut down on the strength of my E-Cig liquid.  I'm currently at a very strong 36 MG. nicotine.  I'm going to cut back to 24 MG. for a start.

Unfortunately, he insists that I follow up with Dr. Charming next Monday.

If all goes as planned, I will be on the beach next Tuesday.

Gang.... this scared the HELL out of me!  It was great to get an explanation. This was truly a wake-up call.

1 comment:

Rondi Vest said...

I'm so glad that you're alright. As you know my brother had a heart attack before. With everything that has happened with Dom, you need to take care of yourself, which I'm sure he's already told you. Quitting smoking was pretty easy once I made my mind up. Just do it!!!Dom needs you and your critters need you , and besides what would PCB do without you? We are looking forward to visiting late fall. Hugs my old friend :-)