I got a call from my doctor on Tuesday morning. A couple of weeks ago, I had a physical and lots of blood work done. For the first time ever, I also had an EKG. See, I’ve been having some episodes where my heart beats funny. Hard to explain. Just funny. So the EKG was normal and the doctor was calling to tell me that all my blood work came back normal as well. Which sounds like good news, but really it’s not. Since the EKG was normal and the blood work was normal, the doc has no idea what’s causing my heart to beat funny. Eventually I may have to wear a monitor and have an echocardiogram. But for now the solution is to… cut back on caffeine.
This is a huge deal for me. HUGE. To illustrate, the role caffeine plays in my life, here’s a pictorial reconstruction of the phone call between me and the doctor occurring at approximately 12:45 p.m.:
Yes, that’s a very large latte in my hand. My third cup of coffee that day. To further illustrate, the role caffeine plays in my life check out my post labels. You’ll notice there is one called, “caffeine is a necessary for life as water.”
I don’t think it needs to be said, but I have a massive caffeine addiction. Surprising really when you take into consideration the fact that I don’t soft drinks. Really, I only drink coffee and water regularly. Irregularly, I added tea and beer to the mix. But now, I’m going to have cut back. I’m just warning everyone. Now that you know, you should all prepare to have unhappy and dismaying interactions with me.
That is all.