Thank you SG and Teri for your replies, I appreciate it! I am going for a second opinion this week at the request of my cardiologist. If I understand correctly (there have been so many tests and information to digest over the last month) when I did have the heart attack there does show damage to part of my heart. At first they thought that there was no viability to the one portion of my heart when they did the thallium test, but when they did the angiogram it showed that there may be some viability there, but the vessel was completley closed and it would be best to do the bypass. I have a wonderful doctor but I believe he is being very cautious, he has met with the other doctors in the practice and a surgeon and they all concure that surgery is my best option.
I keep praying that I will have peace and understand God's will. I thank him that I found this forum, it has helped! You both sound like remarkable people that have handled your illnesses with grace. Thank you again.