Thursday, March 5, 2009

adventures in stress testing with staci

well I just got back from my stress test today....Oh where do I start? I was super nervous, just because I've never had one..didn't really know what I was in for....but after meeting the nurse, who was awesome...and found out she knew my doctor..had worked with him..so that was cool......so this morning I made sure the girls(boobs) were securely tucked behind two sport bras......they're large...and can get out of control...if not tucked away..when you get on the treadmill....but to my surprise, when I got there they told me to remove everything (yep..bye,bye sport bras) from the waist up...and then they handed me a newborn baby hospital gown...it looked like a half top mini vest...cause it had to open in the front....Okay so it wasn't a newborn size..but it was small..but she got me a bigger one...thank goodness...so now I am realizing that they want me to do the treadmill bra-less....yikes!!! Okay what ever...so they get me hooked up to everything...and start me up...piece of cake...but because my heart is used to working out...she wasn't getting up enough....so the upped my incline....and the speed...okay..good...then again..okay now my very short legs...are in full stride...but the heart beat is still not high enough...ughhh!!! so she said something about getting ready to run!! What?? wait?? RUN?? I don't run!!! so I told her I've never run on the treadmill...she said we need to go there to get your heartbeat up....oh dear Lord!!!! so before I know it the incline...is basically facing the ceiling....and the speed goes crazy!!! I tried to fast walk it..and then without even telling my short legs...they started running...shoot they had no choice!!! so I actually ran for about 30 seconds...Oh yeah...wait..don't forget about the bra-less...yep...take a second and get a picture!! I know.....that's just wrong...but finally I said....I can't!! it seriously felt like if I could just lift my legs up and hold on....I would start flying like superman...I knew it wasn't going to end well....when after I told her that I can't....she said ...Okay just one second.....NOPE!! no second!! plop!! I was down......I'm sure it was a graceful fall...'cause it didn't hurt !!! besides my ego...but I am sure that the fall helped my heartbeat...go even faster!! so they basically scooped me, put me on the table...and tried to capture my higher heart beat!!! I just kept sitting there thinking... Who just fell off the treadmill?? Oh my gosh...I did!!! I've always had a fear of falling off....but always pictured it happening at the gym.....so then the nurse tells me that I am only the 2nd person to fall off the treadmill in the 19 years she's being doing this....did she think this was going to make me feel better?? nope...made me feel worse...was hoping that this kinda thing happens all the time....and the other person was somebody that had a heart problem...she said i was the first just to go down?? geez...thanks!! but I was fine..she felt bad...offered to take me to their emergency room....no..thanks..I've got a little skid mark on my hand...and sore leg...but I don't know if that's from the fall...or the fact that they made me RUN!! the good new is she said I did the same as a 25 year old....so the gym is paying off...and my blood pressure was awesome....it was also very cool to see my heart on the ultrasound machine thing....it's weird to see it beating.....such a small thing keeping us going....so hoping I don't have to do the stress test...for awhile..but because I already work out...they said it would take more to get my heartbeat up...'cause I guess your body get used to the exercise...just thought i would share my lil' adventure of the day....I scrapped a page last night...just went through my lil' embellishment box...as you can tell just using a little bit of this and that...and nothing like kraft paper...kraft paper is magical!! Oh well nothing much going on..gotta babysit some tacketts tonight...but I think only one...and pick up my girl scout cookies...and then figure out what to do with those cookies besides eat them!!

10 comments:

renee said...

omg...what a horrifying story!!! i don't know what's worse: running without a bra or falling! but hey, at least the stress test went well...glad to hear that!

Suzanne Webb said...

Glad your results were all good, I was a little concerned after reading the first part...and YIKES about falling off the treadmill!!

Carmen O. said...

Oh Staci! Glad to hear your results were good after all that. I'm always afraid of falling off a treadmill. I remember back when Ellen Degenres had a sitcom and one episode showed her trying to exercise and falling off the treadmill.

Love the LO!! I need more kraft paper, that stuff is awesome and goes so fast.

Veronica said...

Just the way you described the whole bra thing - I had a good chuckle. Glad to hear you are ok after falling!

latte_grande said...

Omg, I can't believe they made you run without a BRA?!! What were they thinking? Was the nurse small-chested? I'll bet she was, no WAY would a well-endowed woman make you even walk fast without a bra on, for reals. I'm SO sorry you fell...I wish that nurse would've told you that happens a lot during stress tests. I mean, I wouldn't be surprised, the idea is to get you stressed, right? Well, job well done! Glad to hear all is normal and you have that whole experience behind you...next horrifying doctor visit? Mammograms! lol

Patti H said...

OMG STaci that is not funny but I know the feeling. WHen I had mine not to long ago I felt I was going to fall off too. Love your layouts as always!!

marty gentry said...

Oh...MY....GOD!!! Hope you are ok! That is so crazy but funny at the same time. I am so sorry, girl! but at least ur test results were ok! :) hang in there- literally!

Robin said...

Oh my goodness. I am so sorry that you fell but you painted a perfect picture of your experience...I couldn't help but laugh out loud (sorry). The newborn gown, superman...you are a great story teller. LMAO. So glad to hear that your test results were good :)

Chris Nicholson said...

Yes, Staci... you had me cracking up. Not that falling off a treadmill is funny (at least when you're the one doing the falling), but your whole story was great and made me smile. You have a good perspective on things, and I'm sure you'll laugh about it later - especially since your test results were so good!

Vickie said...

I read your blog via Google reader and love the stories you tell (as well as your amazing layouts, obviously!)but this entry had me horrified and giggling like mad all at the same time. I can only imagine how mortifying running without a bra was but then to fall off.......definitely the kinda thing that would happen to me!!!!
So glad your results were good, go you!