On Saturday I met with Marcia McCoy to provide her a tour of our outpatient rehab facility on Ohio St. Marcia works for the St. Luke’s Health System in the Mid America Heart Institute and on August 28th the GVMH Foundation is partnering with the Mid America Heart Institute to provide an athletic heart clinic for area highschool athletes at our Rehab and Wellness Facility on Ohio Street.
Recent events, locally and nationally, have raised concerns regarding the risk of sudden cardiac events in adolescents and young athletes. Sudden cardiac arrest can occur at any age and experience has shown that some of these major conditions that cause sudden cardiac events can be detected by a cardiac examination. The GVMH Foundation is helping to offset the cost for area highschool athletes so that everyone can afford to have the testing. The athletes will receive an Electrocardiogram to show the electrical impulses of the heart and an Echocardiogram to create a picture and show the structure of the heart. A cardiologist will be on-site to interpret results immediately.
Later Saturday I spent time on Truman Lake with my family. When you live in the area it’s easy to forget what a great resource we have in the lake and how important it is to our way of life and local economy. I told my Dad when we were leaving the lake at 6:30 pm that we could not have asked for a better day. The air temperature was in the lower nineties, the humidity was low, and the water was 86 degrees! Truman is a great lake but doesn’t have the notoriety of other lakes in Missouri such as Lake of the Ozarks and Table Rock but you know that’s one of the reasons I enjoy Truman. The traffic is such that I was able to take my 18 month old son for a ride on the Sea Doo without any fear of the water being too rough or boat traffic being dangerous.
On Sunday I spent some time with my sister which was great because we haven’t seen much of one another for a while which is no one’s fault in particular, life is just busy.
A few of us went to see a movie Sunday afternoon which was the first movie I’ve seen in a theatre since January 2009. We saw Salt and if you haven’t seen a movie since January 2009 pick one other than Salt.
We had company for dinner Sunday and we consider ourselves lucky that we enjoy the company of those much older than us. My Dad, Renie, and Pat joined us. Pat is well into her 80’s (I don’t dare share her real age) but you would never know as she was as young at heart as anyone in the room and that includes our 18 month old son!