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Old 06-17-10, 10:05 AM   #1
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Helmet hair again

As some may know, I had a heart attack at the end of April. Today is the first day of riding into work again. It felt good. Naturally a bit winded and sweaty, but the ride was great. Looks like in a month I should be doing well again. Had an echo and EF has recovered from 45 to 60. Holter ends today, yeah. Then next week discussion time about the medication plan. Hate how long it is between visits to cardiologist, but at least still kicking.

So, nothing too exciting, but thought I'ld just share with you all.
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Old 06-17-10, 10:11 AM   #2
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Real gald to hear you're progressing. I'm guessing you were much more tolerant of your helmet hair today. I know I would be.
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Old 06-17-10, 10:25 AM   #3
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Welcome back to riding. Wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
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Nothing to exciting - your kidding - right!
Man it's good your back at it and that's what I call exciting.
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Been wondering about you. Gald to hear your EF bounced back to (at least) 60. That's better than 30. The cycling will help your heart alot.
Figure it this way; every day spent above ground is the best day of your life.
Keep doing good and remember to WARM UP before ANY exercise.
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There are two surefire ways to avoid helmet hair whilst riding. I bet you're smart enough to figure them both out.
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Hey one of the side effects of the meds is "hair loss". May not be a problem for too long.

Yeah, it feels good to be back. I'm really curious after potential med changes to see what the effect will be. One of my worries about about beta blockers, but they don't seem to have too much difference yet. However, it is too early to tell.

Haven't been on these forums much as was not riding and at an impass on new bike purchase. I have a fitting next week and hopefully that will help sort out things
I'm looking for a tri bike and wife thinks that is dumb and I should be looking at a road bike. Saga will go on for awhile.

Oh, I just ride slow for the first mile of the five. I figure that's enough warm up.
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Perhaps "back in the saddle again" would be more appropriate ...

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Hey one of the side effects of the meds is "hair loss". May not be a problem for too long.

Yeah, it feels good to be back. I'm really curious after potential med changes to see what the effect will be. One of my worries about about beta blockers, but they don't seem to have too much difference yet. However, it is too early to tell.

Haven't been on these forums much as was not riding and at an impass on new bike purchase. I have a fitting next week and hopefully that will help sort out things
I'm looking for a tri bike and wife thinks that is dumb and I should be looking at a road bike. Saga will go on for awhile.

Oh, I just ride slow for the first mile of the five. I figure that's enough warm up.
A TRI BIKE!? See you in Hawaii Ironman
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Not going to make it to Hawaii. Usually water is too cold and ankles hurt and running adds stress to knees. Just enjoy riding. Current state of the argument is - why not get a new second car instead of a good bike. Ugh....
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Glad to hear you're back on the road.
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Not going to make it to Hawaii. Usually water is too cold and ankles hurt and running adds stress to knees. Just enjoy riding. Current state of the argument is - why not get a new second car instead of a good bike. Ugh....
If I were you I'd wait till I'm 6 months post HA. Beta Blockers really slow me down and keeps my heart rate at a snails pace. Wait till you see what meds they will put you on and then decide. I'd like to get a new Tri bike myself but with my HR so slow would it really make a difference to justify the cost.
Good luck with whatever you decide.
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Slight med change. Need to always ride at least 60 min, 6 days a week. Guess I need to do more riding. Did not ride today as Dr appt. The biggest things I have noticed with meds:
1- have to concentrate on breathing
2- bit weaker
Hard to tell without cyclometer hocked up. I plan to get it hooked up soon. Dr said max heart rate didn't matter much, but don't push it so hard you have to walk the bike and slower heart rate is better at this point. Thus I need to lower my cadences as that pushes up heart rate.

That's it for today.
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I never worry about helmet hair.



And neither should you. Drink Dos Equis. But only if your doctor lets you.
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Isn't lose of hair a side effect of doping?
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