Just Some Of What Has Been Going On
June 19, 2017 7:17am CST
I want to start this discussion off with thanking all of you for the warm welcome back. It sure makes a heart feel good to know they were missed. I thought I would share just a little bit of what has been going on with us. We really had a scare with my brother. He had found out that he had bronchitis, pleurisy and walking pneumonia. He had to have 4 rounds of antibiotics before it finally went away. After all of that, he was admitted to the hospital because of an abnormal ekg. They did a heart cath and we received some news we weren't really prepared for. At the bottom of the heart is an artery that is very small. That artery is clogged 100% and they cannot do any kind of surgery on it because it is too small. The one good thing about it is his body has sprouted veins that is helping the blood flow but it is not quite the same as if the artery was working. He still has chest pain if he does too much because the blood flows a lot slower. He did have 30% blockage in his other arteries but the doctor wasn't really worried about that right now. My brother has been having a hard time dealing with the fact that he can't do some of the things he used to do. But, I'm sure he will deal with it eventually as I have done. Sometimes it really sucks to get older. I hope all of you have a great day today and a wonderful week!
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• United States
bless his heart 'n yers. i'd feared he'd not gotten well 'n such the reason fer yer absence. funny the doc's aint worried 'bout his 30%?? since he's already limited. there's medications 'n naturopathic schtuff to help unclog those suckers. wonder if'n such'd work'n the wee one? yer correct, comin' to terms with out limitations aint much fun. sendin' healin' hugs!
• Louisville, Kentucky
I know, I am concerned about the 30% because it will eventually get worse. It runs in our family. I really thought he would have used a balloon or something while he did the heart cath. He had said he would if it needed to be done. I guess things have changed over the years. It took him months to get over all of his illnesses because he had let it go so long and the infection was really bad.
• Holiday, Florida
i sure hope he learns to except taking it easier. i know it has taken me a long time to except so many things i can no longer do. i know you have been really stressed and sometimes that keeps us from doing all we normally do too. i wish and pray for you to have brighter better days hence forth