My heart & Second Stent

Saturday June first I had the heart attack and had to have a stent put into the right side of my heart. I had a follow up visit with my regular heart doctor and he did the usual checkup and told me all looked well with my blood pressure but said he would like to have me do a stress test. We set that up for the first part of August to give my heart time to heal from the attack and the new stent. I went in to have the stress test and they asked if I could do it on the treadmill and of course I said yes. They put the nuclear dye in my body then took pictures of my heart, then we went around to the treadmill and I started walking, my heart rate was at 98 when I started and I was told it would need to get up to 130. I walked about 5 minutes and it was getting steep like I was going uphill and my heart rate was about 117. My legs were turning to jelly I just could not go any more so I told them they would have to stop or they would be picking me up off the floor. They stopped it and then they did a chemical stress test on me, then I went back in to have more pictures taken of my heart. When we checked out the receptionist set another appointment and said if they do not find anything they would call and cancel the appointment. That’s right they did not call and so I kept the appointment, when we saw the doctor he said that I was having problems with the front chamber of my heart and that he would need to do a heart cath. He told me that he could do this in his office but if it turned out that I needed another stent then I would have to go to the hospital. So we decided that we would have the heart cath. done in the hospital and that way if I needed a stent he could go ahead and put it in. Well I did need another one so on Friday the 13th I went in to the hospital, had the heart cath. and stent put in, and 24 hours later I came home which that is where I am at right now. Thanks for listening to my story but I want you to know that some people have told me that they would not have had it done on Friday the 13th, I just told them that I am not superstitious for I have God with me and that He will take care of me no matter what.

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76 thoughts on “My heart & Second Stent

  1. Isn’t it amazing that you’re home already? I’m happy that you are, because home is the best place to be (well, for most people). I’m sorry you had to have the procedure but you were in the right place at the right time. You are well loved by your wonderful family and that can make you feel better right away. My thoughts are with you.

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    • Thank you and it is amazing how fast they can do things now days. I honesty feel that humans think that they are doing all this by themselves but I truly feel that God gave them this wisdom to learn all these medical advances.
      Jim

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  2. Good hear you’ve healed so quickly and so well Jim. The marvels of modern medicine never cease to amaze. About nuclear dye – I went for one of those tests recently (liver + gall bladder) – all was great… had a year of hell with abdominal etc pain, many tests, scans, gastroscopy, internal scans what not – nothing wrong they kept saying and then I thought, well something is wrong so I took a punt and went to an allergy specialist and wouldn’t you know it he found a critical allergy to almonds! I had been eating 10 almonds a day for few years and ate myself to severe intolerance so severe that I was on the verge of needing to carry an Epipen on me! There you go, God was with me all the way and whispered to me don’t give up! I’m now pain free! Thanks be to the Lord!

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    • Amen I am glad to here that, God is the great healer and He does heal through giving doctors the knowledge to help heal us. Thank you for sharing this and may God continue to bless you. I give God all the creadet on healing me even though the doctor tryed to take all the creadet.
      Jim

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  3. Glad you made it through your procedure okay.
    I go in for my stress test on the 23rd. I’ve already had corrective heart surgery on a congenital defect of my right AV fistula back in 2002. I am having problems again, but this time they really think my shortness of breath and chest pain is due to my obesity, but they want to be sure before closing the book.

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    • I pray every thing goes well for you also. I know when I had my heart attack they told me I had to lose at least 60 ponds and get my type two diabetes under control. When I weighed in at the hospital yesterday it showed that I have lost right at 25 ponds from when I had my heart attack last June.
      May God be with you when you have your stress test and I will be praying for you and your doctors.
      Jim

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    • Thank you Lottie and I am doing fine, in fact up and getting ready to take my morning walk before we head for Sunday service at the church. Have a wonderful and blessed day and week.
      Jim

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    • Sorry to hear you had to have one in your leg. And I agree with you that I hope this is the last of my procedures. I have a follow up visit in two weeks so I guess I will find out then how things are going. Have a great day and week. Jim

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    • Thank you Livonne. I am trying to be kind but it is hard when I see my wife doing something that I should be doing. I cant wait till my follow up visit to the doctor and get the okay to being back to normal. Have a blessed day and week. Jim

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  4. Glad to hear you are home sweet home. Thirteen is indeed lucky for some, but I don’t think numbers had anything to do with it. You are very brave. Sending strength and love to you. Rest well.

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    • Thank you gpcox, I am doing great walk about 2 1/4 miles day which is an hour and I am loosing weight. I guess having the heart attack and then the other stent has made this old man realize I am not invincible. So maybe I will do better. Hope all is well with you and your’s. Have a blessed day and the rest of the week. Jim

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  5. My very best, take care and enjoy life, young man! 🙂 Glad to see you’re fine…
    I have an uncle aged 83 who had stents at 65! Thanx-merci for dropping by my posts, stay healthy and “cool”! 🙂

    Friendly thoughts and have a great week-end! Cheers! 🙂
    Mélanie, Toulouse, FRANCE.

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  6. I had a quiet heart attack. They put 5 stents in me. That was about 6 years ago. I’ve had regular checks and everything is good. Since then I’ve had a brain tumor. Turns out to be benign. So far. I never say that God is protecting me since we are all destined to die someday and I can’t go around blaming him for that. Still we all like to have some comfort when mortality looks us in the eyes.

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    • I am glad to hear that you are doing well, and yes we will all die some day. But the best thing is knowing that I or we will be in a far better place. Have a wonderful day and up coming week. Jim

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  7. So glad to hear you are doing so well, now, and you’re right, God will always be with you no matter what the date is. Stay healthy. Thank you for following my blog. I will continue to follow yours and hope to keep hearing how well you are doing. 🙂
    Peace
    Tammy

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    • Thank you and I am doing great, had a follow up visit with the doctor yesterday and he said every thing looks great and that I can get bak to normal. Except when I eat if it taste good spit it out, well I have news for him I wont spit it out but I will just try not to eat as much of it. Have a blessed day. Jim

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    • Thank you and I will take well wishes and prayers any time. I am doing great and in fact we just left on a two week trip with our older daughter. My navy ship is having a reunion in Chicago Illinois and she has been there several times so she offered to go with us to show us around. Have a blessed day and weekend. Jim

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  8. I am pleased to know you are doing fine, and it is great that you have shared your story. It is pretty scary going through each procedure, when there is no precedence on which to base what the doctor is stating. Stay healthy!!! K

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