hi there peeps... me and my rack are back, jack..
"what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger."
i felt all gushy inside when i read all the well wishes and prayers from all of you when i was in the hospital. i love you guys. thank you from the bottom of my newly stented heart. and i mean that.
i am glad the wife kept you updated. bless her lil lonely heart, she couldn't sleep without me home.
aside from a sore right groin that is achy, i feel ok. a lil tired. i cant do much for the next week. and i am SO grateful i wont have to split up the girls.. they've nevah known life with out the other in it...
i can honestly say i was so scared Wednesday after the news, that my teeth were chattering. then- i took an Ativan the doc gave me and just slipped into a peaceful bliss of je ne c'est pas and put my trust in God, that everything happens for a reason. i figured if it was my time to die, that treadmill would of taken me out. i am amazed at how calm i remained the morning of the procedure and how POOOOF i fell asleep and like 2 seconds later woke up, all done. its the magic of Versed.
several of my close friends, family, and peeps that i worked with on the unit, came by to see me. i had the nicest, best nurses ever. i felt embraced.
i have to take a medication called Plavix to keep my stent from clotting, that costs $40.00 per pill, once a day. there is no way i can afford that. a nurse from cardio came in to see me with a 40 day supply of samples of Plavix and then asked me if i would be interested in being in a research study for 30 months. i would be given FREE Plavix throughout, just to partake in the study! and i can drop out anytime. i have to be on the Plavix for a year.. thank you, GOD. t'was HE that arranged that.
i had time to do alot of soul searching thinking whilst i was there. i plan on making some healthy life changes to the best of my ability. i thank God i found this new doc who ordered the stress echo that found my heart blocks and allowed the stent to be placed so i wouldn't have to have open heart surgery and put a zipper in me cleavage. they couldn't get to the other blockage but it isn't as bad as the one they stented.
oh! did i tell you the echo also showed i have mild atrial valve stenosis, which means someday way down the road i may have to have it replaced? yep. i could be facing more heart repairs in time.
well, i am sure you are all bored to the billiards with stuff about my heart so i will change the subject. oh, one more thing... it comforted me greatly to hear Diane tell me i had so many well wishes on here after she posted for me.
in other news, our friends Rob and Cheryl are putting on a huge 4th of July celebration Sunday because it's also Rob's birffday. they are buying all of the food, Diane will cook, and i will relax. i hope the weather holds out, it's supposed to rain.. but we will just move the party inside if it does. that is SO nice of them! and i will be surrounded with much love.
well, i am sleepy now and will go rest. have a great weekend!