I passed my medical!

Sun employees in the UK get periodic health screening as part of their benefits package. Being an oldie (over 40), I have the dubious pleasure of this every two years. Mine was today.

It's a fairly comprehensive medical examination - the usual tests of bodily fluids, functioning of senses plus a poke around by a doctor with cold hands and fat fingers(!), followed up by a run on the treadmill, wired up to an ECG machine.

Apparently, the lung function test showed that I have the lungs of a 20-year old - I pity the poor 20-year old who has mine :)

We gave up on the treadmill test after 10 minutes because I was cruising it, and the ECG showed enough for the Doc to know that my heart was healthy.

So, barring anything unforseen showing up in my blood tests, I'm healthier than I've been in a long time.

It's comforting to know that everything's functioning as it should be, and I'm rather glad that Sun pays for this - one of my ex-managers had one of these tests when he was in his 40's and ended up having to have a triple bypass!! Luckily for him, they found out before he had a heart-attack.

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