Freaking cardiac issues are a bitch,
sit at home and be scared or "screw it all" and go for a jog
had months of that last year - even did noosa (but gently) finally after the big four tests my cardio gave me an all-clear (but see you again in 12 months....) at this point in time they say "athletically enlarged" but it was a rollercoaster six months between the GP saying nill exercise and the cardio eventually saying "go live life" (put on 15kg, took six months off from the Masters etc)
meanwhile the second of my four 20 ish yo kids just got an ICD for HCM (non occlusive (so far)) - so two bionic kids out of four - one of each gender (out of two of each gender) - not supprised at #2 he gulps enough caffeine to ban a racehorse during his manny all-night gaming sessions, the other may have been linked to being a 24weeker (aka premmie) but she was monitored intensively for her first 4 years and eventually given the all-clear. It never showed till adolescence and then we just thought she was lazy (exercise made her feel sick).... genetic testing pending.
I'd quiz my old man as he had a quad bypass a few years back after going in for a femoral stent (if hed know he would prob have taken more than a toothbrush with him to the hospital), unfortunately, the bastard has pissed off to the Philippines as my mum's dementia was ruining his retirement plans (it's a great birthday card moment - happy birthday son, bought you a watch in Singapore, but by the way your mother & my divorce became final last week and the new wife will be moving in (mum signed the forms without really knowing ) had to take him to court to force a property settlement on behalf of my mum - needless to say we no longer talk (esp after immigration refused his new wife's entry permit so he skipped the country (turns out he had already moved the bulk of their SMSF there))
It's enough to change one's perception of the beauty of growing old screw it, I'd rather go racing and run the risk of one-day finishing before the finish line. But then again someone has to take mum flowers and chocs in the nursing home....
Live long and prosper folks, I'm off to bed - got a little run in the morning, then the day job, hopefully a swim on the way home, then an assig to write, a PD day on Sat for the second job at Uni (will try for a bit of a ride after I drive down there), then run and a lecture to write on Sunday and on to the next week see if you keep really busy the black dog can't find you...