Update: So finally met with cardiologists. Not as bad as first indicated by scans.. going with treating with meds. Should be out of here today.
So on Friday Feb 16 I finally picked up the phone and called consulting nurse. I knew where this was going to go. I used the words “chest pain”. The words that always get you to the front of the line.
Like any “guy” I have been ignoring the symptoms for a while. For the last two weeks I have noticed a sharp pain when I start walking for a while or exerting myself. I was chalking it up to a respiratory problem. Maybe the beginning of a cold? Walking pneumonia? It got worse with time. I started to realize this was something else. During the day at work it was not noticeable.
So it was not long between checking into Urgent Care and being transferred to Tacoma General cardiac short stay ward. That’s a hopeful name huh? Short stay? I’ll be out of here in 24 hours, Right? Nope.
Today I took a stress test of my heart. Load me up with as isotope, take live images of my heart at rest. Get on a treadmill, work up a sweat and get my heart rate up. Go back and take images of the heart.
It’s now Sunday morning just past midnight. I have yet to see the cardiologist, so they can explain what they found. However we do know by the way the staff is acting and the fact they just gave me a blood thinner, that there is probably going to be a procedure tomorrow. What procedure? We don’t know for sure. With Robin’s inside knowledge we are pretty sure I have a blockage and getting a stent. We just have to wait
So we got this call about 6 times today on the answering machine. It’s obviously a scam. However the scope of this effort and the target, Apple … amazes me. Turns out that this scam could be a couple of months old. It’s new to me though. Unlike the Fortune story this was not a real person but a robo-call. Like any another scam they are just evolving.
I love Google Earth. As of late it’s been harder and harder to take my existing adventures and plug them into google maps. We now we know why, the new google earth debuted this week. I’m still exploring and playing with it. However there is something kind of cool in the new Google Earth. My Jeep. My trip to the Moab area back in 2014 was a bucket list trip for me. I really need to sit down one day and write about it.
While I was there I had a day to myself where I explored. On that day I came across and interesting rock formation between Dead Horse State Park and Canyonland National Park. I later learned that this was Beehive Butte. I took some of those photos and added them to the old Google Earth. You could find them, but you had to turn of the photo layer and know what you were looking for. My photo of Beehive was the only one on Google Earth.
Well now if you look up Beehive Butte on the new Google Earth – guess what is in the upper right corner of the display as the featured photo of point of interest? One guess… Yeah, that’s right. My Jeep.
So I finally got around to installing the D710 into the Jeep last Sunday. It’s a sloppy job right now, lots of wire loose in the cab. I’m going to clean it up this weekend. In the mean time I have APRS and 65W of mobile power. I have not been on the air much lately… so if you see me roaming around in APRS – go ahead and give me a quick QSO.
Here is a hint about trying to learn the operations of this radio – the printed manual included in the box has some very basic info in in it. However there ewer ego many question I could not answer – tunes out the CD that is included has all the “missing” manuals you’re looking for.
So you know how it is, your on your way to work, you have Waze running and your thinking that you will get to the train station in plenty of time. That is until you see the flashing lights in your rear view mirror. The Washington state trooper that pulled me over was very pleasant and friendly. I wish I had caught her name, but you know, traffic stop.
Long story short, I was missing my year tag from my back plate. Seems that it was still taped to my registration. I remember back in March that the jeep and the license place were covered in mud, so I was going to apply the sticker later. She was glad I found it, and even applied it for me. Then she comes back to passenger window and said no ticket or warning, and by the way “awesome jeep”. When I pointed out the egg in the back and the Barbasol can on the dash, I could just catch a hint of Jurassic Park fan girl coming out.
Then she asked if it was OK if she took a photo, so she could tell her coworkers over morning report and coffee that she pulled over the Jurassic Park jeep. I said of course!
So besides the tweet I sent to Washington State Patrol, I just wanted to say thank you to the nameless trooper who made me not care I was late for my train this morning.