Good Day Drivers
Heart Surgery and a New Lease on Life
This morning when I arrived, Jim was here at the office and followed me in through the door. Jim was the driver I wrote about, in the article last week, who came in for his DOT physical exam and was having a heart attack and didn’t know it.
The tests from the hospital established that he’d had a heart attack some years back – and he didn’t even know it. The doctor operated and put in two stents to open up his heart’s blood supply. They said his heart had been working at only 40% of its capacity.
Today, Jim says he’s feeling like a new man, with a new lease on life. Glad to be alive, he’s headed home for a few days of rest and recovery.
I’m glad Jim needed a new DOT medical card and came in to see me that day.
The bottom line for commercial drivers is that your blood pressure needs to be below 140/90. Your health is important to you life and your livelihood. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to come in and ask. You may also post a question by clicking on “Comments” below, or by checking out our frequently asked questions.
Wishing you a happy and safe Saint Patrick’s Day!