A few weeks ago my dad passed out at work and was taken to the hospital. They found out he has an aortal fibrillation and have him on some pretty strong meds now. Since I have fought with elevated blood pressure and have had some of the same symptoms he was having before his balckout, I decided to go to my own doctor and get things checked out. He put me on a new blood pressure med and made an appointment for me to see a cardiologist. I went to the appointment today and the first thing they did was run an EKG on me. The EKG came back abnormal so I am wearing a heart monitor for the next 24 hours. I also have to get fasting bloodwork done in the morning, go to a follow up appointment with my regular doc and a stress stest is scheduled for me on the 14th. Once that is all over with, I go back on the 27th for the doc to look over everything and decide what the heck is wrong with me. He's also made it clear that I have hypertension so I need to quit smoking and loose about 90 pounds. The odd thing is that I feel kind of numb to all of this. I figured I would be a lot more panicked but I'm not really sure what to think now. All I can say is don't smoke and watch your diet. The Marlboro Man and Ronald McDonald are in league with Satan.