Friday, September 21, 2012

Pizza for the Heart?

Murphy's Combo - courtesy Papa Murphy
“You need to get your heart checked out,” is what some of my friends told me.  My shortness of breath and a 20 minute period followed with my heart pounding had alerted me that something might not be right.

So an early morning appointment was made and traveling the 75 miles to our HMO is a given.

Our appointment was one of the first, and our Dr listened to my heart and ordered an EKG.  He asked me if I had been taking the cholesterol medicine and I told him, “No, the bottle hasn’t been opened yet.”  He told me to begin taking it please.  I replied, “Okay.”

In a few minutes the report came back; possible left blockage.  My Doctor scheduled me for a stress test on the treadmill and as there were no appointments available on that day he asked us to come back tomorrow in the late afternoon.

Usually my husband is worn out by afternoon, so we decided to bring an overnight bag with us - - just in case we needed to get a hotel and spend the night.

Arriving at our destination there was only short wait.  Very soon they brought me in for the test and hooked me up to gauges that would give information to the computer.  By the end of the test, I was huffing and puffing, but no real problems like a week ago. 

When the test was over the nurse looked at the print outs, and said, “I don’t see any blockage in your heart, but this report will be sent to the Cardiologist who will decipher it with his expert knowledge.

By 4:00 pm we were ready to leave, so my Robert realized that we could make it home before dark. 

We were gaining distance and soon would arrive at our city, when Robert said, “I have been hankering for one of Papa Murphy’s® combination Pizza’s, so what do you think?”

I figured to myself, “He needs this,” so I replied, “Why not?  Pizza will be good for our hearts.”  J

Actually Pizza was probably not the best choice for dinner - - but it sure was good!

This post is linked with Ann Kroeker’s  Food on Fridays   
Do visit her site and gather up some delicious and nutritious recipes.



Anonymous said...

Hahaha.... Good for the soul! Praise God, but will continue prayer. Hugs Vicki K

Floyd said...

Sounds like nothing serious with your heart, Hazel. That's good news... and who knows, possibly an answer to prayer? I know you've had plenty sent up on your behalf.

Pizza every once in a while isn't so bad I don't think.

Continuing to pray for you.

Pamela said...

So thankful for your good report. I like Floyd's suggestion of answered prayer.

We had Papa Murphy's tonight -- got in on the $4.00 deal.