Cardiac CT Scan. Heart-rate too high... so it took three IV doses of Lopressor to slow my heart enough for the test. A test which should only take 15-minutes took almost an hour to complete.
Nitroglycerin... making my tongue tingle.
Leave radiology and head up to cardiology for a Holter. Shave... Wires... Tape... Instructions.
Now I feel "bionic". I've got wires attached to me until tomorrow afternoon... as this little box records every heartbeat.
Thinking of a year ago... and where I was.
Thinking of a year from now... and where I'll be.
I'll be sitting on a rooftop in the Camp de' Fiori in Rome... sipping an espresso... or a glass of wine. The following day will be the Festa di San Pietro e Paolo... and we'll celebrate before leaving Roma and heading to Napoli.
Tomorrow we're waking up early and heading to NYC. "Mermaid Parade" in Coney Island... then a bit of wandering around Manhattan... hotel, midtown... maybe brunch at the Life Café on Sunday before heading home to spend Father's Day with my kids.
To be honest... I'm not really looking forward to it... the NYC part, I mean. I kind of want to not "have to" do anything. I kind of want to just get lost for the day... and recover from being dead. But that's not the way it works... so I'll go with the flow and see what happens.
Tonight we went to our very first Major League Baseball game - the Texas Rangers at the New York Yankees.
It was an awesome night! The new Yankee Stadium is amazingly beautiful, and we had incredible seats - in the Delta Suite behind home plate.
I got hit in the arm with a foul-ball in the first inning. The ball smacked my right arm... then hit the ground. Some jerk in the row behind us dove for it and took it, which sucked. BUT Holly bought me a ball after the game, to "commemorate the occasion".
Regardless, the Yankees destroyed the Rangers, 12-4... and we all had a great time!
Our only complaint on the night? The hot dogs sucked! They were luke-warm at best... kind of dry... very flavorless! BUT, the fries were great... and the Brownie Sundaes were out of this world!
I'm at The Home Depot, picking up replacement parts for a toilet that refuses to flush. My daughter points to a pile of metal shavings on a machine used to cut lengths of pipe... and says "Hey dad, take a picture of this!"
I look at the pile of shredded metal... and, thinking it pretty much sums up how I've been feeling lately - start snapping away.
Things seemed quiet around the house today. There was an uncanny lack of cat activity. Ziggy was nowhere to be found. I looked... and looked... and looked... and finally found him, curled up in a bundle in a corner of the bay window... hiding his face with his leg. A little Ziggy Bundle in the window.