Health,  Heart

A few details

I finally beat the cardiologist into submission, and got some straight answers and details about what’s wrong with my heart. The heart test results indicated that my heart is still pretty weak, with functionality still around 35%, and that my Left Anterior Descending artery is blocked 30%. To put that into context, they start doing stints and angioplasty at 70%. So, it’s not as bad as it could be, but still not very good either. I’ve been put on Plavix and Zocor to help fight this problem. I’m up to 8 different medications that I take every day. 7 of them are for my heart problems alone. The other is my diabetes med. I take a combo of 6 in the morning, and a combo of 5 at night. Crazy.

So, we are continuing to hope and pray that the medications will do the trick, and that we’ll be able to avoid any kind of surgery. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens. I’m slowly coming to terms with the way things came about the last few weeks, with the mistakes and all. I mean, who wouldn’t be completely furious in my position? On a positive note, I now have the cardiologist’s personal cell phone number, and was told to call him any time I have questions or concerns. Anyway, enough about that.

Have a great weekend everyone. Rock on!

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