I have been given a clean bill of health. I had the last test yesterday – a nuclear perfusion cardiac stress test – and the doctors have now checked out my lungs, my blood and my heart. As far as they can tell, I am in good health for a person of my age. That means that my difficulty in the Auvergne in France on the Massif Central was a combination of altitude and physical stress, nothing more. To say I am pleased would be a serious understatement. I am extremely grateful for the messages of concern about my physical and psychological health from so many of my friends, and also for the state of health care in Canada that has allowed me to get so thoroughly checked out at no direct cost to me. If this is socialized medicine, I am all for it!
Interested in details of the stress test?
Have a look at: http://www.cpmc.org/learning/documents/cardiacstress-ws.html