I had a feeling about this one. After all, it only makes sense when you do the math. Having gone through my first week of EECP treatments, I could not help but notice an immediate effect of more energy than I’ve had in some time. It’s wonderful. It’s similar to the feeling I remember from back when I used to regularly work out a long time ago. They call it runner’s high, and it is accompanied by a bit of tired soreness of the muscles involved, that being the thighs and gluteus maximus. It’s the result of forced and increased flow in the circulatory system, and for the moment I should approach it with caution. These treatments take seven or so weeks to reach the maximum benefit, so it’s a lot to ask of them out of the gate. But it’s a little bit euphoric, in truth, for the moment- and, as it turns out, potentially dangerous. Luckily I had already figured it out to a large extent. So I must approach increases in activity in small increments. There’s plenty of time for more later. As in life itself, it is a day-to-day affair. As the nurse/technicians cautioned, the fastest way to land in the hospital is to exert yourself as much as you feel you are able to at the onset of this treatment regimen and course. Baby steps to a new life. I’ll take them in stride.