Saturday, January 16, 2010

Getting to the Heart of the Matter, Part Deux

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Hey my good people, I am home and doing fine.


The angiogram (cardiac catheterization) showed NO blockages (Yea!) in my cardiac arteries. My heart"s pumping function, though, is somewhat inefficient. Right now the doctors aren't sure why, but I've had a left bundle branch block for years now and this could have something to do with the stress test suggesting coronary blockage when there wasn't any.

I was sent home yesterday afternoon with a big smile on my face and no pain. I was told not to lift heavy things for a while and not to do a lot of walking or standing for a few days.


They did the procedure with some sedation and some local pain killer. I was able to talk to the surgeon and answer his questions. We discussed universal health care for a time. I made sure I didn't push the public option... :)

I'll be back tomorrow probably to come around and visit everybody who sent their love and prayers my way. Thank you so very much for thinking of me. I really, really appreciate your concern.



28 comments:

♥ Kathy said...

That is THE BEST news Mary!!! Yay!!!! ♥

Lois Grebowski said...

great news...glad they know what's causing your issues.rest up so your incision can heal.

why is when I click on your blog I crave cupcakes? bwahahahaahahaha!

Thom said...

Great news Mary. I'm so happy for you. You mean you can't come lift all these heavy boxes I need moving? LOL. Have a wonderful day :)

Debra @ Common Ground said...

So glad your tests were good, Take care and stay on top of things!
Blessings,
Debra

Mimi said...

"I made sure I didn't push the public option"!!!!
They obviously didn't over-sedate you then!
Delighted all went so well, Mary.

Rose said...

Yeah! I had not been blogging very much and was just passing through. I am happy you had not blockages.

Mary said...

Mary, I'm delighted that all went well.

Robin said...

Hurray for good news! That's terrific Mary, I'm so glad for you! ((hug))

Now take your time visiting everyone, no need to rush, we're not going anywhere.

Queen-Size funny bone said...

Leave it to you to take the opportunity to interview the doctor on health care. lol glad everything worked out.

Small City Scenes said...

I am glad that things are looking good. So take care and others wait on you for a change.

thanks for visiting my blog and leaving me encouraging comments. MB

Sandy from the Heart of Texas said...

I'm glad to hear of the good report! Take it easy? What a fun thing for a blogger to do. :)

But indeed, take it easy!

Rinkly Rimes said...

We're so lucky to live in this day and age when something can be done about 'things'! Congratulations!

Travis said...

That is excellent news!

Felisol said...

Dear teach Mary,
I'm so happy and relieved on your behalf.
I'm looking forwards to more good news and a heart ticking like clockwork again.
From Felisol

Dianne said...

I am SO glad you're doing OK

rest up

Auntie E said...
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Auntie E said...

Glad you're back and well. Now just relax. Love that cartoon:-)

storyteller said...

What a RELIEF this must be ... I'm glad your results were positive.
Hugs and blessings,

SandyCarlson said...

I hope you are well, Mary. Take good care of yourself.

Lynda Howells said...

Way to go girl. So glad you are home and in one piecex strange isn't it, l have never actually met you but feel as if know you and worry about you. the internet is a strange beast indeed!Haxlynda

Desert Songbird said...

Yippee for no blockage!

BLOGitse said...

YES!
Great news! Happy and smiling with you!

Gattina said...

Welcome back, Mary !! So happy to hear that everthing went smooth !

Coffeedoff said...

I hadn't read about your op! Sounded grim. Glad you are back and doing fine.

amatamari© said...

Oh now you live as a great noble ...
:-)
I hope you're well, see you soon!

Terry said...

in this world of such sad news these days comes this good news about you, our beloved teach!
i am so glad that you came through this with nothing but good news!
you know, the few days you were gone were long, because even though some of us don't comment a lot, we sure do stop by and read your great posts!
yay! yay! yay!.....love terry

just wait until mr. jim and dimple hear about this!!!

Carletta said...

I happened across a comment you left somewhere and had to come see how you were.
Such GREAT news!!!
Mind your Doctor and rest a few days. :)

SnoopyTheGoon said...

I missed the not-so-good news, as I missed a lot of news lately. Sorry to hear about this spot of bother. I do warmly recommend a drop of cognac now and then. Widens the arteries and all that.

Be well and forget them doctors.

Cheers.