Thanks Tracey. Regarding the atenelol, the Doctor also wanted to put me on a small dose of atenelol, but I decided not to take this medication. From years of running, mu resting pulse in anywhere between 50 & 60, so I was concerned that any further reduction would cause issues when changing positions. May need the cholesterol medication, as I am supposed to have a LDL under 100, from what I was told. considering the risk factors for this ailment.
I spoke to mu Pilates instructor today that thinks that large muscles can be strengthened using the reformer with certain practices that may make it safer then standard gym methods.
Good luck to you also