Why don’t people pay attention?
Cardiologist asked if I smoke. I said I hadn’t for four years. Three times during my visit he suggested strongly that I stop smoking. And each of those times I asked him who he was talking to, that I had quite four years ago. And yes only one or two packs a week.
He insisted that my chances for complications during surgery increased because…? Appearantly I’m a smoker. (All of this with the thanks of a grateful nation.) I left exhausted. My closing thought were dramatically relieved. Here I thought that my saline and anestisia allergies were going to cause me problems.
On my way out, I saw the cardiologist that I have seen before and like, who asked how things were. I told him that it was no wonder that my BP topped 160 when I come up to this floor. (4th floor, VAMC-Martinsburg)