Just wanted to let everyone know that my Dr. cleared me to get back on my bike today. As I might have mentioned, Saturday before the ride I was diagnosed with Supraventricular Tachycardia and spent last the ride day in the hospital.
Basically there is a problem with the electrical regulation of my heart, and right before the ride my heart started beating rapidly, spiking to 190 BPMs at certain points. They don't really know why it happens but they can treat it.
Thanks to big Phrama, I have some wonderful meds that keep my heart-rate at a normal rate. I haven't exercised vigorously yet, but we'll see soon how the meds work when I get the heart going.
Anyway, the Dr. said I can get back on the bike and ride like a maniac. So hopefully I'll see some of you out at the alumni ride this weekend.
Thanks again for all your kind words and thoughts,
PS, the Dr. has kicked me off the caffeine. I've got a box of espresso GUs so if anyone has some other non-caffinated flavored GUs they'd like to trade I'm game. espresso love is super yummy.