Jul 15, 2014
Hi to ALL my Dear MH Friends. FIRST I want to thank each and everyone of you who sent out a Prayer or Good Vibes!
I really, really, really know that all of this, and it's timing was in God Hands. He heard your Prayers as well and things are going to be OK for now..
ALL of YOU touch my Heart in MANY Ways!!!
I got down to the Hospital on July 11th as I had written in my last Journal. They took me in and ran the die up through the groin area. This is called a Coronary Artery Procedure which is done A LOT these days. When he went in he was trying to get into one that was completely blocked and yet another one that was about 90% blocked. I did not know what he had found until he took me back into the room..He came in and told me he might have to do a Double Bypass..I just freaked out..HOW could of this happen?? I also told him that my insurance does NOT kick in until Oct 1st of this year and is there any way I can lay low and come back with out having a Attack. HE then thought for a minute or two and told me he was going to take me back in..SO after he was done with a few more procedure he took me back in and put a Stent in the one that was 90 % blocked and it opened it up all the way..Then he was looking at the one that was 100% blocked and noticed that it had found some other way around it self to work a bit..NOW you can NOT tell me GOD was not with me all the way. Now he says if I keep up the Meds for my blood and heart I can pull out of this..It is going to take some more Changes that I had already been working on since 2012 when I c/t my meds. I have to do some rehab for exercising right now..they want me to take it Low until I can build up..Can not over pump the Heart right now. NEVER in my wildest dreams did I ever think of my Heart. I never realized how small those 3 arteries are that LAY over the Heart. They look like 3 tree branches.
They all said that this is a very COMMON Disease here for many reasons and that they do thousands of them yearly.
I was a bit shocked because I have always been into eating pretty healthy & exercising too. I did not start Smoking Cigs until my Late 30s,early 40ish. AND all those years of going to the Dr every month, did anyone tell me I had High Cholesterol or Triglycerides.
The risk factors of getting this Disease is Family History, Unhealthy Cholesterol levels, High blood pressure, Diabetes and SMOKING, being over weight and lack of Exercise!! I also heard that Low Estrogen can tribute to this too. I had none of this BUT the SMOKING..Until NOW! I am going to go look at some older records of my blood panels. I just know that No Dr ever said anything about the cholesterol and smoking is the number one thing that can rise the Bad and Lower the Good.
I do know that when I came clean back in Sept 2012 I was so sick in detox that I could not cook or prepare meals right. This went on for a long time because my Hub and I eat a bit different. This is going to change BACK to Eating very healthy for BOTH of us. I do have some books on and about all of this and how to keep it low or no sodium, Veg and Fruits that are high in sugar and veg that are high in Carbs that are No-Nos. What lean meats to keep eating and what vit/min are so good for the heart. The whole Eating Healthy for your self I had been doing for ever until I came clean. SO for the past (almost) 2 years I had not been eating as healthy as I used too and I did gain some weight. I still kept busy enough to get some kind of exercise but I guess not enough. HOWEVER I do think that the natural plant based vit and the min saved my *** from having a heart attack..I also feel that these vit/min are one of the reasons that the one blockage found a way around it's self and my God. OH!! But most of the Drs do not even believe in the vit/min. When I was using for all these years I would get so wired up that I would smoke and smoke and smoke. Then when I was detoxing and could not sleep that is all I did..SO I do know that this was caused from the CIGS for sure. This is what most of the Dr told me too, BUT I had one DR come in and tell me that it started at my late teens..Well if that is so then it is our way of Life and the Food that they make these days..Nothing is Pure unless you grow it yourself or go out and get food by fishing or hunting I guess..What a Drag! This is why this Disease is one of the number one killers out here if not caught in time.
I must say that these last 2 years will be the 2 that I will never forget..Going from a detox that went on physically for months and then the mental finally was coming around in the 18months, until I lost most of my Family in that 90 day period one right after the other and a few good friends too..Then out of no were comes these hot flashes and night sweats that I figured was hormones Again! Then the shortness of breath thinking it was all Acid Reflex to having some small middle chest pains. WOW! That was quite the experience and I sure am GRATEFUL to be alive today..EVERYTHING that has happen came in its own Time Frame and I know the Lord had his hand on this..Each Step I have learned from..I had been getting Support for my Drug addiction, so I have learned how to change some behaviors and avoid some triggers..This right here is going to help with the SMOKING! I had not had a cig since July 11th and I do not plan to have one ever again..This is YET another Addiction that I have to work on one day at a time..This one too is the one that could of killed me if I would of continued down this road..SO I do know that things will and can happen for many reasons..YOU Just have to take these reasons and turn them around for the Best..NOW I do PRAY that I just added some more years on, besides the years I hope for by giving up drugs.
I want to THANK YOU ALL again from the bottom of my Heart to the Top for all your Kind Words and SUPPORT. All of you showed so much care and kindness, with a bit of Love.. I am really Blessed to be on this site with you all..God Bless Us ALL!!