I did make it through the stress test, which I have to tell you is not so bad. Everyone was so kind to me and I was pretty relaxed all through it. I didnt have any results yesterday when I left the hospital. They did call me this morning with the results. They started off with my carotids are good, my echogram was good, however my stress showed up that one part of my heart is not getting enough blood or oxygen, so now I have to have a heart cath. The Doctor feels I may have a blockage.
I have really been in denial that this is my heart...I blamed it on gall bladder, tension, and a million other things....but now is time to face the music and just be happy that we caught it now before it became worse. I guess when he does the heart cath, if he finds blockage he will put a stent ( or stents) in then.
I am scheduled for the heart cath on the 31st of October. Everyone says its a piece of cake....and Im sure it is....until its you. And you all know what a big baby I am. But I am just trying to remain calm. I am kind of numb today since I just found all of this out today.
Thank you for all of your good thoughts and prayers, please continue them. The only way I got through the part of the test yesterday where I had to lay still for 24 minutes was by talking to God. When I wanted to jump up and run out of the hospital and deny all of this, I prayed and he calmed me.
I just want to get this all over with. I guess its time for a change of lifestyle.....no smoking, more exercise and a better diet. I guess I always knew it would come to this someday. My Father had open heart surgery twice. I will be updating....stick with me guys.