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I went to the cardiologist this morning. She said a month of heart monitor showed nothing: my heart works fine at its normal 65bpm resting rate, and just as well during an hour of 170-190bpm bike riding. The echocardiogram showed no blockages or obstructed arteries, and no weird beats.
So it's back to the original theory, that my blood pressure drops when I stand up, and then I faint.

My manager had a somewhat awful, stressful day at work, because we have a contract worth more than 3x our total revenue the whole time we've existed, so we are desperate to make it work, but they won't really tell us what exactly they want, because it's proprietary (and they know quite well that despite all the NDA's we've signed, we're developing a similar product to sell to their competitors.) My manager is in the middle of this, and is so frustrated he can barely think. I asked "want to go for a lunchtime ride?" and he replied "I might just keep riding." It turns out that when he goes hate riding, he is *markedly* faster than he usually is. This is the guy for whom I usually end up dropping off the back of the pack to ride with him for the rest of the ride. Today I had to slow down a little to get him in my draft and back with the main group twice, and he led for a lot of the ride. He was a bundle of energy. When we got back I asked him if he'd thought about work during the ride and he sat down on the floor, then flopped back on his back, and said he couldn't even remember his name. He was still there five minutes later when I went to do something else.

Date: 2017-06-28 05:49 am (UTC)
ivy: Two strands of ivy against a red wall (Default)
From: [personal profile] ivy
Emotions do help! I had a markedly good evening last night, and today I did three ten minute miles at lunch (I have been doing 5k over lunch this week since I'm in a class in CST and no one in Seattle wants to have lunch with me at 10 AM) rather than three 12:30 miles.

Date: 2017-06-29 04:02 am (UTC)
ivy: Two strands of ivy against a red wall (Default)
From: [personal profile] ivy
I feel like either is probably good, though happy is better. When I'm mad and I go exercise, I'm happier when I get done. I hope the same is true for your boss. :/

Date: 2017-06-28 12:15 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
You are angel of rotationary mercy.

Date: 2017-06-29 11:36 am (UTC)
amaebi: (Richard's hands)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
/me pats your hand.

Date: 2017-06-28 12:19 pm (UTC)
amaebi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] amaebi
And I'm glad your heart seems to be functioning as properly as usual!

Date: 2017-06-28 07:07 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] lantairvlea
Great news your heart is functioning well. A little frustrating to not really know what causes the light headed/fainting issue.

Hopefully your manager was able to pry himself off the floor.

Date: 2017-06-28 08:03 pm (UTC)
sistawendy: (oh yeah)
From: [personal profile] sistawendy
Hate riding. That sounds like a damn fine idea.

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