Today is the first day (probably in decades) that my “normal” heart rate is stable at 60+. For those who don’t know, I had a pacemaker implanted yesterday due to a “dangerously low” pulse of 33 beats/min. People ask…”how are you feeling?” Since I was feeling great with the low rate, the only difference I’ve noticed so far is my hands, nose, ears & feet are not cold. What a difference it is! Thankfully I saw my internist for an annual physical as I didn’t have any symptoms. I could have blacked out while on the highway going 65 mph. Yikes! Let me again say it…PAY ATTENTION. Take care of your body or it will take care of you. Have regular checkups. Make it just like your twice a year teeth cleaning visits, except you just see your internist once. Establish baseline guide lines from when you’re 40 years old. Twice now my doctor discovered things I had that gave off no symptoms. Sure, a lot of cancers & heart problems etc. are treatable, but it is much easier if PREVENTABLE. “Keeping Pace with Bob” will air on FOX 8 Friday night at 9 & 10 pm. As usual, Nancy Parker does a remarkable job of storytelling. I invite you to watch.
The big chill has left for now as a huge warm up is coming for this weekend. A strong upper disturbance is likely to trigger some strong storms Saturday evening into Sunday morning. Our next cold surge arrives Monday night through Thanksgiving, but it won’t be as cold as this past one. Stay tuned! I’ll be back on FOX 8 Monday at 5 PM.