Health,  Heart

Heart update

Just thought I’d post an update on my heart problems. I went to the cardiologist this morning, and got the results of the stress test. There has been no real change in the strength of my heart; it’s still around 35%. The stress test also indicated that I may have a blocked artery in my heart. The doctor is sending me for a CT Angiogram sometime in the next couple of weeks to help determine whether there is an actual blockage, and how bad it might be if one exists.

Due to my age, the doctor is not wanting to do a catheter angiogram unless it is absolutely necessary. We have not discussed what will be done if there is a blocked artery. We’ll cross that bridge when we get to it.

Oh, and my blood pressure was really good when they checked it this morning. It was 122/80, which is about as good as it could have been. So that was a positive.

Unfortunately, I’ve reached a point where the enormity and severity of what I’m dealing with is really taking a toll on me mentally. Really struggling with this heart thing. I’m trying to stay positive about it, but it’s difficult to do all the time. Keep me in your prayers.

Living with a Confusing Pancreas and a Broken Heart at age 36 #Diabetes #LADA #CongestiveHeartFailure. #MakeDiabetesVisible Creator, #ALittleHeartCanDoBigThings Creator, Advocate, Blogger, Nature Photographer.