4 stents later and i'm home sweet home

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deltacece
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   Posted 3/8/2006 12:49 AM (GMT -6)   
  Thanks to everyone for their prayers. I had 3 arteries done one required 2 stents, after the 1st one slipped down. I don't remember anything about the stinting, they dosed me up real good. I was in the cath lab 4 hrs, that is what my family told me. Once again god has decided he needs me a little longer, and i feel great. I'm weak and still feel a little druged, but i can deal with that. I don't deserve such a wonderfull gift from god but i won't question his reason. So now i have had a 5 vessell cabg. and 5 stents. My defibrillator battery is a little weak, but if the time comes for it to fire and it doesn't work properly i'll once again rely on god to fire it for me, if he feels i deserve it. Doc said we would discuss our options for any replacement of it in 3 mo. My Ej. rate is 15% so it's not an option at present, but that could change, who knows, i feel anything is possible since gods in charge. My doc also agrees on that. [ shock,shock ] I have found that most drs. take all the credit. They think god is there for moral support i guess. Has anyone heard from Aldo??????? Well good nite and please continue to keep me in your prayers and i'll keep you in mine. DELTA

{ Listen to your body talk. } Deltacece


els
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   Posted 3/8/2006 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Wow Delta,  You have been though so much but we are glad you are home now.  Get lots of rest.  We are still waiting to hear from Aldo, I hope he is doing okay....

~elisha
 


DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 3/8/2006 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   
:-)  Hi Delta, you sound great, nice to have you back. did they keep you awake the whole time? 4 hours is a long time to lay there awake.  god bless you and we missed all your valuable input. i will probably miss the chat tonite, but maybe we can have another soon. take care. i see my cardiologist later today to discuss my latest test results.

Aldo
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   Posted 3/10/2006 10:05 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello Mrs. Delta :)

Geeze you have been through the mill, as we say in Bammyland. G-d bless you some more please!

Your experiences in the horsepistol sound so familiar :) You stayed on that hard, cold table a long time! Yes I think the Ole Master may have been in charge during your procedure. Probably mine too. I came real close to getting a scar, like you have, running down your chest. That table gave me a backache I tell you.

I hope that you are doing well today :) I am full of smiles, just because I woke up again this morning. We had stormy weather yesterday but it just didn't bother me....Bet you had some too...

Pleeze stop the habit now! Ok? I am trying so hard to quit smoking. I actually stopped for 5 full days, or more. I broke down and have smoked only a few, but I will stop I know. You might say "yeah, when they plant you", ha ha ha, but I think before :)

I was googling "smoking after heart disease" or something like that, and found an article entitled "surgery to stop smoking". I thought, cool I'll have that surgery. I was thinking maybe it was something like a mini-lobotomy...Well it turned out to show that after any surgery, all the anesthesias and drugs generally given, get you through nicotine withdrawal really well. It makes quitting smoking easy!

I also found an article about statistics on long time smokers with chronic heart disease showing a group that had quit smoking after being diagnosed, and a group that continued smoking, after being diagnosed. I guess the researchers were trying to answer this question; "Is The Damage Already Done, After Many Years of Smoking?" Well the data shows that the smarter of the 2 groups had a better chance for survival. Nicotine and other chemicals in cigarette smoke attack our arteries causing arteriosclerosis, which causes them to constrict, get smaller and harder. I will find the article for you if you like, as for now I am wishing you the best of health

Congratulations on surviving :) and now lets try to get that EF up about 35 points, to 50! Your heart muscle has a much better blood supply, so try to exercise some, but only as you can. You are a professional and I know you understand that. I have exercised for the past 2 days, but I will rest today. I wanna keep these stents open, and I am motivated to stop smoking so I can stop hospitals visits!!!! I have averaged one cath every 6 months for the past (almost) 3 years.

RJ

Hopes
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   Posted 3/10/2006 12:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Deltacece,
 
You are a real inspiration! It is wonderful to chat with such a strong believer. You have a wonderful attitude and show true faith. God bless you and I hope you are feeling good. :-)

els
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   Posted 3/11/2006 8:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Delta hasn't been online since Wednesday night...I hope she is okay sad
~elisha
 


DREAMGIRL
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   Posted 3/11/2006 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   
sad  humm, i had not noticed that,. els you did not tell me who showed up at the chat on the eight?

els
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   Posted 3/11/2006 4:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh, I am sorry dreamgirl...I just rush around and forget things so easily.  Uhmmm, we had Hopes, Tony78, and Delta came (I dont think I forgot anyone?).  We also had some people from the fibro site come over but I think that was just because we were the only ones in the chat rooms.

~elisha
 

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