So I was on my way to my 10:45 a.m. appointment at the cardiologist’s office when I looked up and saw the one thing that everyone dreads the most: the flashing lights of a police car in the rear view mirror. When I looked at the speedometer, I knew why I was being stopped, but I pulled over, got my license, registration, and insurance stuff ready, and waited for the officer to come ask me if I knew why he was pulling me over.
As it turns out, they were stopping every car going 45 miles an hour through that particular 30 mile an hour speed limit zone. Sounds like profiling to me, but that’s just me. Apparently my lead foot got the best of me, and was pressing that gas pedal 15 miles an hour harder than it should have been. Oops!
And much to my surprise, the officer must have met his ticket quota early this morning, because he let me off with a warning to slow it down and be careful. I was kind of speechless, and that never happens. lol. How the hell did I get away with a warning for driving 15 to 20 miles an hour over the speed limit? I don’t know, but it saved me $800 to $1,000 in fines.
I ended up being about 15 minutes late to the cardiologist appointment, but they didn’t seem to have a problem with that. I just told them I ran into heavy traffic downtown, and that was that.
The appointment went pretty well. There were no real changes in my EKG, and my blood pressure, blood oxygen levels, etc… were relatively good. And there were no changes made to any of my medications either, so that made me and my wallet happy, too.
They also did an echocardiogram while I was in the office. The technician said nothing major caught her eye, but they wouldn’t know for sure until the report came back from processing. I figure I’ll hear from them fairly soon if they found something strange, and if not, I’ll get the results when I go back in 4 months.
Until then, I’ll be working to keep the gears and wheels in me turning. And trying to keep the tire rubber from burning.