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Being a cyclist got me released from surgery

Old 05-13-05, 08:24 PM
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Being a cyclist got me released from surgery

I recently had sone surgery and when my wife asked the nurse about my release they told her they had to check on some thing which didn't appear right and they may have to hold me over for a few more hours. So a little while later a cardiologist comes over to see me and it turns out my resting heart rate (which they saw on the way in) was 45 bpm. He asked if I knew of any reason it would be so low and when I told him I was a cyclist, he said "Oh, OK" and immeadiately signed the release forms./ I'm 55 so they probably expected a rate of 80bpm.

PS: I am now a melanoma survivor.

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Old 05-13-05, 08:44 PM
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Originally Posted by Larry3x2
PS: I am now a melanoma survivor.

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Fantastic news!
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Old 05-13-05, 08:51 PM
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Way to go Larry!!...may you have many more miles to pedal.

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My dad went through a similar procedure, but didn't have the cycling aspect to it. Glad to hear everything went well.
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Before I lost weight last year, I was 215# and RHR around 75. Now, after cycling, I'm down to 175# and 55bpm, and slowly coming down as I ride more and more.

Great job!! You'll live til you're 100, and hopefully pedal the whole way there.
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Old 05-13-05, 10:25 PM
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Thats great news!!!!!!
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Great news!!!

BUT I hate you for having the time to ride enough to get to 45bpm- LOL.

Good luck getting it even lower and staying cancer free.

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I'm going to use sunscreen today for the group ride. Best wishes on your recovery.
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Rock on Larry!
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I think doctors simply don't expect anyone of any age to be in good shape. Being fit helps you recover from things like surgery at a faster rate than the average couch potato, but that's the norm. They expect everyone, especially anyone over 50, to be a typical lazy couch potato.
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