Saturday, April 15, 2017

Long Scary Week...


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


Before
After

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...




6 comments:

  1. Oh Liz, what a story, I am so glad you are going to be better. Aren't you glad you moved back to Hawaii so you can be near family. Praying and hoping each day you will be renewed, refreshed and relaxed. Have a Blessed Easter.

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  2. Happy Easter and so glad the procedure went well and was a success. Amazing things medicine can do!

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  3. So glad they found it before something bad happened. Happy Easter.

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  4. I am so glad you had a supportive family with you and that the surgery went so well. I wish you a speedy recovery and discovery of a wonderful new view on life.

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  5. Always great to have family helping you. Glad they fixed you.

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  6. Liz I am so glad you are doing better. My hubby just had a stent put in 2 weeks ago. It involves changes, but change is good.

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