What? Can't be!

United States
July 20, 2016 12:49am CST
We met with hubby's heart Dr. today, he didn't have good news for us. Hubby has some blockage and needs to go in for either an angiogram or angioplasty, I'm not sure which one, I was in shock and not sure I totally understand all that he said. Plus I really don't know the difference between the two. The Dr. wants to do it tomorrow, but we have to wait for the ok from the Ins company, I hope they get it done soon. Hubby is now off of work till who knows when, and can't have the back surgery till about a month after this procedure, because he will be on blood thinners. I know it is a blessing in disguise, that they found this, because we didn't know about the blockage, and if he wouldn't have gone in for his back, we wouldn't have found out and it could have turned into a heart attack or stroke, so I am grateful. Yes, there were tears, and fear still creeps in once in a while, but I'm trusting that God has a plan. God's got it! Thank you all for your prayers and good thoughts, we really need them.
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11 responses
• United States
20 Jul 16
I am sorry the news wasn't what you wanted to hear. The good thing is that they caught this when they did. My grandmother had a minor heart attack and they found she had blockage. She was on blood thinners, had to stay in the hospital as well. They sent her home with nitro glycerin but other than occasional weakness she is fine. The heart doctors know what they are doing, even if all of their terminology is complicated.
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• United States
20 Jul 16
Thanks, I know it's good they caught this before something bad happened, it was just such a shock.
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• United States
20 Jul 16
@lilnana1111 I hope the insurance is speedy so that he can get the procedure he needs done soon! Waiting does not help the worried mind for sure.
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• United States
20 Jul 16
@ScribbledAdNauseum I hope so too, I don't think his stress level will be able to handle waiting too long.
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@LadyDuck (176526)
• Switzerland
20 Jul 16
An angiogram is a very simple test. It's an X-ray photograph of blood or lymph vessels, my husband made one last week. An angioplasty is something more serious, it's surgical repair or unblocking of a blood vessel, especially a coronary artery. I do not believe that they would perform an angioplasty before to do a angiogram.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Which one do they put a stent?
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• Greater Noida, India
21 Jul 16
@lilnana1111 that is angioplasty .. my mom in law had got it .. after that you have to religiously follow the medicine and diet ..
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• United States
21 Jul 16
@debolinac hopefully my husband follows the Dr orders, but he is stubborn.
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@sol_cee (17389)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
20 Jul 16
Don't you wanna have a second opinion?
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• United States
20 Jul 16
Actually that never even crossed my mind, I will ask him.
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@sol_cee (17389)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
20 Jul 16
@lilnana1111 It's much better to have one.
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@sugartoes (42592)
• Greencastle, Indiana
20 Jul 16
I'm sorry to hear this but I pray that everything will be alright thank god they found it in due time to fix it & he'll be alright my prayers go out you & him to pull through this
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Thank you for your prayers.
• United States
20 Jul 16
oh my, i feel fer ya both, hon. but'cher correct, if'n 't t'weren't fer his back troubles 'n the doc's lookin' fer other hiccups with his health, the outcome could'a been detrimental. hope the insurance company don't drag'ts heels, 's they're prone to doin'. sendin' healin' hugs 'n keepin' him'n my heart.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Thank you! The Ins co gave the ok, now the Dr is just trying to find the soonest opening.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
@lilnana1111 thank the stars they did such quickly, hon. hopefully he'll get that tended to soon 'n that'll be one more worry to check off yer list :D
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• United States
21 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx that will be nice
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@Marcyaz (35606)
• United States
20 Jul 16
That really is a shocker but it has to be done. If not for his back you wouldn't have known about his blockage. Good will take care of it if you just believe. God Bless.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
I believe!
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• United States
20 Jul 16
Prayers for your hubby and a quick recovery after his surgery
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Thank you for your prayers
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@UncleJoe (10872)
• Virginia Beach, Virginia
20 Jul 16
Actually, that was good news compared to the outcome had they not discovered it early enough. Angioplasty had not been perfected in time to save my father but my mother lived almost 30 years after having the procedure.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Yes, you're right, it is good news even tho it may not feel like it at the moment. I'm glad it worked for your mom, that's encouraging.
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@JudyEv (134917)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Jul 16
As you say, it is really good that this problem has been found. I will keep you both in my prayers.
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• United States
21 Jul 16
Thank you for your prayers
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@sofssu (14447)
20 Jul 16
Its better to have the angioplasty done at the earliest.Two of my brothers had it done last year.. Prayers and good wishes for a speedy recovery.
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• United States
20 Jul 16
Thank you for your prayers.
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@bunnybon7 (37406)
• Holiday, Florida
21 Jul 16
I just prayed. hope he turns out well and gets right again. hopefully he will be getting comp income to help out and can recover soon