Hi readers.  The cardiac physical therapy nurses gave me a little counselling today after they caught me cheating on their machines.  I haven’t been sticking with the piddling little times and settings they give me on a piece of paper each session.

So I was boosting my walking speeds up as much as I thought I could get by with, staying longer, and when I saw them approaching I’d quickly adjust the settings.  Same with the como se llama arm exercizing machine and the walking while sitting down one.

But today I saw them getting cagey, trying to use their animal cunning to outsmart me.  Spang caught me trying to spend 15 minutes making circular movements with my arms instead of 10, and at heavier loads and higher speeds.

They’ve got that thing attached to me all the time, shows I-don’t-know-what, and sometimes it twigs them to tell me to pause.  If it isn’t ratting me out I figure nobody else has any business being my governor.

Well heck.  Those little bitty pissant things they put on the paper for me to do just ain’t where I want to be.  Seems to me I ought to have some say in it.  But that isn’t going to happen.  “You shouldn’t even be walking around!”  She scowled at me.  Scowled!  “You are amazing with what you were doing before you even started coming to these sessions.  But you’re going to have to go slow or you’re going to be dead.”

Screw them.

Old Jules


10 responses to “Busted

  1. Hi Jules,
    Normally, I’d say, there’s nothing to be said against exercising harder, as long as you can stand it. I remember my cardiologist telling to just listen to my heart. I would tell me when it was enough. But those people you go to might have a certain purpose in limiting your exercises some. So, maybe you should follow their regimen. And always bear in mind that the record heartbeat while exercising is … zero. 😉
    Take good care of yourself, stay well, and have a great weekend,

    • Thank you Pit. I’m doing my best at it. Yesterday I wasn’t feeling up to snuff, decided to follow their prescribed routine and had myself an event, though. So nothing much gets gold stars except getting past and on with things, I reckons. Gracias, J

  2. They are so mean! How do you bear it?!.. have fun with the machines.. c

  3. Lol BUSTED!! I see the problem. If you want it your way go to Burger King.

  4. Your body will tell you when you have enough.

  5. At what price living longer? I’m not too sure I’d be interested in their fussing either.

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