Why I ride a Kawasaki!!
OK OK!!! This came up in another thread...so here it is!!
Kawasaki's disease is a disease that usually only infants get. It generally affects the baby's joints. When I woke up that day, my left knee was about 4 times its size and I couldn't walk! It was on Turkey day to boot!!
So I was taken to U of M's Mott Childrens Hospital. At the time they had no idea what was wrong with me. It went from cancer, to tumors, to.....then somebody figured out that it was Kawasaki's disease. At the time I was only one of a handfull of cases of a child not a baby to have this. My little mark in the medical history books...but I got a un-settling side effect from this...
I was diagnosed with Mitrol Valve Prolapse or MVP for short. My Mitrol valve doesn't operate correctly. It flutters and doesn't always shut properly. I was ran so many tests from echo's to stress tests to EKG's and 48 hour monitoring. So many times that it wasn't even right!!
The problem is that when I get too stressed, or seriously upset or even just for no reason, I will get chest pains in my heart. That is the MVP acting up. It has at times made me pass out cold but not very many times. I can also feel it happening. It feels like somebody is shoving a 1" rod thru your chest/heart. Not a good feeling!
But I keep it under control with a bit of exercise with moderation and trying not to get too stressed out! It's all good. Not too many people know about it, I guess until now, just a few of my closer friends.
Another great reason why I ride Kaw's... Is that enough info N4S?!?!?
aka Gas Man
Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
is me till the