And I'm sitting in the waiting room, and another contender for the treadmill has requested that receptionist staff to switch the current TV station to a pain-in-the-ass soap opera show. The stately marm's reasoning, "I wouldn't have been able to keep me doctor's appointment if I had to miss my show." Damn hell, the intelligence of some people just amazes me.
And then she leaves the room.
The paperwork/disclaimer included "there are potential risks (approximately 2-3 per 10,000) associated with an exercise stress test. These include...heart attacks or sudden death." And I'm patient number 9,997. Wonder how bright the light is?
Learned something today, the brain, itself, does not have any pain receptors. "There are no pain receptors in the brain itself. But the meninges (coverings around the brain), periosteum (coverings on the bones), and the scalp all have pain receptors. Surgery can be done on the brain and technically the brain does not feel that pain." Now I can watch an open brain surgery...I think.
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