I've been away this week on Oahu. As you know, I've been having some health issues lately. My breathing and chest pain been hard to deal with. I thought it was because I am going through Post menopausal. WRONG!
So Monday, April 3rd, I had an appointment to see a Cardiac Dr. He informed me that he is referring me to a Cardiac Surgeon at Queen's Medical Center on Oahu. I was so afraid when he stated that it would be 3 options. 1 - Angiogram, 2 - Stint or 3 - By-pass. Okay so I understood the that. Then on Thursday, I had an Echo Cardiac gram done. They couldn't tell me anything but what scared me is when she kept outlining areas on the monitor that were black. I tried to get some answers but no luck (worth a try). Then on Friday, I received a call from the Cardiac Surgeon office and stated that I am scheduled for Tuesday, April 11th. You can imagine what was going through my mind. I don't like the UNKNOWN!
My husband had to stay home because we could not find anyone to keep our dogs. I left a day early and stayed with my brother and his family! I have such an amazing family! They took off from work on short notice just so I don't have to be alone! Anyway, I stay over night in the hospital because my right artery (near heart) was blocked! So they had to install a stint. I was sort of shock! But I was so thankful it was only one artery. I knew then that I was feeling and breathing better. I was so surprise that they even gave me a printout of before and after pictures of my artery. Check it out. Note: I shaded my birthday...don't want everyone to know my age! HA
They took care of me when I came home the next day. Made sure I didn't do a thing!
I came home on Friday and my other brother escorted me home. I didn't have to ask, they talked and made the decision on their own. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have them in my life! I am so Blessed to have them!
Doctor suggested I make a life change. My eating habits which I have already started but I do need to do more. The worse one is stress! I need to teach myself how to relax more. My husband and I had a long talk about life changes and we have started making some changes!
This was my week! I am so thankful & grateful that it was not worse! I know now that I need to pay more attention to what my body is telling me! Until next week...