Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: wish me luck

  1. #1
    Senior Member digibud's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Location
    Further North than U
    My Bikes
    Spec Roubaix, three Fisher Montare, two Pugs
    Posts
    1,542
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    wish me luck

    Heading in for a stress test in a few minutes. Seems I have angina and it's gotten bad enough to hold my riding back so now we'll see if I need to further improve my diet, have a stint put in, a quadruple bypass or just tossed out in the dumpster out back. It's going to be a very interesting next few hours. Could be something entirely different...we'll see.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Nanaimo.B.C. The We't coast of Canada
    Posts
    1,287
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have had a couple of stress tests, didn't study for either and passed them both. Good luck with yours.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Posts
    94
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  4. #4
    Galveston County Texas 10 Wheels's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    In The Wind
    My Bikes
    GTO
    Posts
    25,851
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good Luck...
    [SIZE=1][B]What I like about Texas[/B]
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGukLuXzH1E

    Set F1re To The Ra1n ( NY Night Rain Ride)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W7jfcWEkSrI

  5. #5
    Senior Member David Bierbaum's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    St. Louis Metro East area
    My Bikes
    1992 Specialized Crossroads (red)
    Posts
    1,322
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck, bonne chance, buena suerte, viel Glück, καλή τύχη, and удачи!

    May your stress-test be stress-free. May your blood flow unstintingly through your vessels. May your only bypass be of any need for surgery.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Delaware
    My Bikes
    1979 schwinn varsity
    Posts
    57
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You will be just fine. Do what the doc sez (be a compliant patient) and ride brother ride. I had bypass surgery the first of the year and was on the trainer in four weeks, on the road in 12. Don't fret a thing. Cycling has already saved your life.

  7. #7
    rebmeM roineS JanMM's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Indiana
    My Bikes
    RANS V3, RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer
    Posts
    11,824
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by digibud View Post
    Heading in for a stress test in a few minutes. Seems I have angina and it's gotten bad enough to hold my riding back so now we'll see if I need to further improve my diet, have a stint put in, a quadruple bypass or just tossed out in the dumpster out back. It's going to be a very interesting next few hours. Could be something entirely different...we'll see.
    Dumpster option would be cheaper than a CABG, altho you might find a rotting cabbage in the dumpster.
    Good luck.
    RANS V3 (steel), RANS V-Rex, RANS Screamer

  8. #8
    Senior Member Bent Bill's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Lake County IL
    My Bikes
    Trek Domane 5.2 Giant Frankenbike Trek Utopia Canondale 3.0 Sun Easy Racer Tadpole Schwinn Tandem Cheap Unicycle
    Posts
    296
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hope the test went well for you today.
    I think Doctors need to find a better way to test people.
    I have had a couple of (stress) tests
    In my opinion They should call it
    We are going to run you till you either collapse or die
    and hope we can fix/save you in time

    My comments here are not meant to be funny
    the medical community needs to fiqure out a way
    to test people without endangering there lives

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    SW Florida
    My Bikes
    '04 Trek 2300; '06 Bianchi Pista; '57 Maclean; '10 Scott CR1 Pro; 2005 Trek 2000 Tandem; '09 Comotion Macchiato Tandem; 199? Novara Road
    Posts
    1,235
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by digibud View Post
    Heading in for a stress test in a few minutes. Seems I have angina and it's gotten bad enough to hold my riding back so now we'll see if I need to further improve my diet, have a stint put in, a quadruple bypass or just tossed out in the dumpster out back. It's going to be a very interesting next few hours. Could be something entirely different...we'll see.
    Good thing you are doing this now, rather than ignoring symptoms and possibly dying!

  10. #10
    Life is good RonH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2001
    Location
    Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
    My Bikes
    I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO
    Posts
    13,880
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Good luck.
    I'm 68 and had the stress test a few years ago (while still living in ATL) on a stationary bike because I had knee surgery 3 months earlier and the sports med doc said no more running. He suggested the bike for the test.
    I maxed out the test and all the way through the tech kept asking if I was ok. I told him I rode harder than the test effort when I'd rode to Stone Mtn.
    Anyway, seems I have mild angina so the heart doc just said to take it slow till I got warmed up. So that's what I've done for the past few years and my riding has been great.
    My bikes: 2001 Litespeed Tuscany---2015 Cannondale Supersix EVO carbon

    I thought of that while riding my bicycle -- Albert Einstein

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •