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Old 06-15-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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How's the old ticker?

Riding gets the heart pumping and the blood flowing. Makes us feel good. I didn't feel so good a couple years ago when I failed a stress test in 7 minutes. I chronicled my story HERE if you have a few minutes to waste.
Anyone is welcome to add his/her story as well.



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Old 06-15-2012, 01:37 AM   #2
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My pump is fine, it's the induction system that's been giving me trouble.



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Old 06-15-2012, 06:58 AM   #3
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When I was young the ticker was a bit problematic, but as I have grown up it seems to have grown away and the latest checks on the ticker shows that it's fine and works well

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Old 06-15-2012, 10:25 AM   #4
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When I did my physical last year, they did a complete cardiovascular work-up since I had just turned 65. Doctor said I had the cardiovascular system of a 40 year old. Unfortunately, he didn't say if the 40 year old he was comparing me to had any problems.

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Old 06-15-2012, 11:05 AM   #5
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I did a "heart test" on the internet it consisted of answering a number of question mostly about your diet, it came to the conclusion that my heart was 5 years older then me, it also came up with what my bloodpressure and Cholestorol would be, but they where all wrong (I had recently been at the annual check-up), but they could be altered, so I changed them to the correct values and then my heart was suddenly 5 years younger than me

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Old 06-15-2012, 11:25 AM   #6
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Diagnosed with 30% - 40% blockage on the main arteries. Cannot tolerate statins, so I use my bike and fish oil to maintain the status quo on the problem. At 66, BP is 115/70, rides are now at 12 miles every other day with a goal of 20 in the near future. Cannot believe how good it feels after a ride. Now if I could just stop the overeating and get the weight to go down.

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Old 06-15-2012, 12:36 PM   #7
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I had an ablation done to controle my A-fib about 9 years ago, I don't think it worked verry well, as I am still in a-fib but now have scar tisue on my hart. My rideing I think has bin the best thing for me, I feel so much better now that I ride, thay had me walking when thay first did the ablation but I ended up with a heel spur and that is how I started rideing. I had not road since I was a kid now 67-1/2

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Old 06-15-2012, 01:28 PM   #8
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Possum, we have similar goals of 20 miles in the near future (at least by summers end).
I intend to ride to my cardiologists office today for a quick BP check, about 16 miles round trip. The longest ride to date.

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Old 06-19-2012, 05:46 PM   #9
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I had not road since I was a kid now 67-1/2[/QUOTE]

wild, So far my ticker is working as it should (Knock on wood) I,d like to think that anyone who appreciates riding is still a kid regardless of the number assigned to your age. If you notice among all of the 50 plus set the common theme seems to be " I can't believe how good i feel after the ride" that's not just physically but mentally as well. you must be the youngest 67 and a half year old we know!

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Old 07-28-2012, 08:58 PM   #10
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Ticker was doing fine until 7 weeks ago, losing 55 pounds, getting my blood pressure where it belongs, and getting my cholesterol and triglycerides way down, when it decided to have the RCA get 100% blocked..........................3 stents. Caught it really early, little or no damage to my heart. Cardiologist gave the OK to get back on the bike a week ago, am up to a whopping 14 miles this morning. Have to go easy though.



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