West Haven, Connecticut
There's been a little interruption in the blog posts. I hadn't been feeling well for a little while, and on Tuesday I went to our family practice physician feeling really terrible. From there I was sent by ambulance to the nearest emergency room. Arrhythmia, atrial flutter. My heartbeat returned to normal, in part from treatment and in part spontaneously, in the ER. I was moved up to a telemetry section for observation and electronic monitoring of heart function. Along with lots of blood draws for chemical monitoring.
I was released around noon today and was lucky to get an appointment later in the afternoon with a highly regarded arrhythmia specialist. The unusual viewpoint of the post title refers to me being in the passenger seat of a car, on my way to see the doctor. With the crisis over, my heart function is perfectly normal. Except that the arrhythmia could (probably will) return since this is the second incident (see this post from three years ago). So in about a month I will have a procedure that stands a very good chance of permanently eliminating the susceptibility to this problem.