I’m going to the hospital, actually–Milton Hershey Med. On Friday I get an echocardiogram and a carotid ultrasound. Then they tell me if I’ve got any real problems. I think it’ll turn out fine. I’m pretty sure that my problem was the massive amount of triglycerides in my system along with the copious amounts of coffee I’ve been consuming since January. When I talked with my dad on Sunday, he told me about the same thing that happened to him when he was my age, and the pieces all fit. In fact, I gave up caffeine after last Wednesday, and I already feel worlds better.

I still think I need to cut down on carbs and watch my diet (and hit the NordicTrack), but I don’t think I’ve done any serious damage to my heart yet.