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Thursday, February 14, 2008

Heartening News

I can't say I'm a big fan of the holiday, but it turned out to be a pretty sweet Valentine's Day after all. Today, I had my annual echocardiogram at the cardiologist, which I always dread because it looks at the functioning of my heart, typically an issue in guys with DMD. But the news was good, folks. There was noticeable change since last year!

Not only that, but the very lovely Michelle, who performed the test, was able to find a perfect view of my heart on the first try, so my chest wasn't even that sore afterward from being pushed on with the probe of the ultrasound machine. You might say she saw into my heart -- hey, it is Valentine's Day, right?

So after leaving the doctor's office, I did what every good cardiac patient does to celebrate news like this: I ate a greasy, artery-clogging, but delicious Philly cheesesteak sandwich! My doctor wasn't especially thrilled when I told him where I was headed after seeing him. But I was on a mission -- in four months, I will be hosting friends from England (you know who you are). I want to take them to the best cheesesteak establishment in the city, so I've begun an expedition to find that place. Today marked the first stop: Dalessandro's, in the city's Roxborough section. Let's just say their sandwich warmed my heart, which was fitting on this day!


Lisa Howard said...

My suggestion would be Chubbies in Roxborough. I think it's THE BEST!!!

Emu said...

Josh, I think you should skip the search for the best and we should make it our mission when we get there to eat as many cheesesteaks as possible in a week in as many different places as we can.

Afterall the cheesesteaks are the only reason im coming!!!


Amanda said...

Wow...I didn't even know my mom knew how to get on the internet let alone leave a comment on your blog. I'm impressed. But I'd have to agree with her, Chubbies is the very best. I'm bring my friends from Oklahoma to try them during spring break. I've been talking them up the five years I've lived here.

I'm glad to hear things are going well for you!


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Sue said...


I thought there was no question that Pat's was the best. You gotta go there.