This was my regular six-monthly review as required for the clinical trial. Today there were worse than usual traffic and parking problems getting to the NGH so I arrived a couple of minutes late for my X-ray. No problem and ECG and BP were all taken before my actual appointment at 9:30 a.m. I had a nice chat with the Arrhythmia nurse about how my recent work stresses were affecting me. I was finally invited in to see him at 10:20 a.m.
He seemed quite happy with the ECG and X-ray. I showed him a few Kardia readings since the last visit; he was pleased I was keeping records and said that he had just ordered twenty for the use of patients in monitoring their AF. He said that every reading I had taken was relatively normal, except for one.
This was taken in Florida, on a day when I had drunk a lot of coffee. He suggested that if this happens again, I should get someone to punch me very hard in the chest and phone an ambulance. He had previously said that coffee is not a problem, but his opinion now is that I should avoid it.
Apart from that, everything is fine and I should come back to see him in twelve months.