Serious heart problems

@dawnald (85129)
Shingle Springs, California
March 3, 2012 5:21pm CST
Our friend Cynthia needs all your prayers. She has found out that her arteries are seriously blocked, and she needs heart surgery. Jamaica not being the idea place for this to happen, she is traveling to London. Since it is an emergency, the doctor should be able to push her surgery up front. Cynthia was one of a group of you who were awesome friends and very supportive through my divorce, and I am very hopeful that she will come through this Ok. But very worried. Have any of you experienced serious heart surgery due to blocked arteries or known anybody who has gone through it?
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@bounce58 (17387)
• Canada
14 Mar 12
As I am still catching up on all of my discussions, I'm the last to know. I saw some thread in here that she was supposed to go to England on Friday (that would be last Friday). Anyway, I hope she gets through this one! And that we'd all soon see her here with all of her discussions and responses!
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@MsTickle (25180)
• Australia
16 Mar 12
I'm just catching up too bounce. It's certainly frightening. I'm sure Cynthia's family must be very worried. I sure hope everything goes OK. They do marvellous work in surgery these days. I'm sure she will be better than ever.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 12
Yes, it was last week Friday. she just responded to my discussion yesterday, so she's hanging in there...
@AmbiePam (83800)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Oh no! I am so sorry to hear this. I'll be praying for her. I've had several uncles withis problem and they came through the surgery although once ended up with a staph infection (gotta love hospitals). Do you know what day the surgery will be?
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
No, I don't, but I do know that she's leaving for England on Wednesday.
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@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
No date as yet. Am leaving now on Friday as this is the only seat available. Thanks Ambie
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@Thoroughrob (11742)
• United States
9 Mar 12
Thoughts and prayers sent her way. I hope she gets the help she needs quickly. It is horrible that she has to go somewhere else to get help.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 12
Thanks so much...
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
4 Mar 12
I know quite a few people that have had it done...but we sure wish the very best for Cynthia! I didn't know she was sick....hopefully the surgery will go great and we will see her back here soon!
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@jillhill (37354)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Sweetheart we will all be praying for you!!!! Best of luck....we'll miss you while you are gone and look forward to seeing you come back healthy and strong!
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@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
Hi Jill. I did not know I was sick until two weeks ago and then was told on Thursday that I was a walking time bomb. # arteries blocked from 90% to 100%. Am in heart failure. Trying to get an aointment in U.K. soon. Leaving on Friday. Prayers welcomed
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@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
Thanks Jill. The timing is the essence as they said I should have it done in 2 weeks and only a miracle would make this happen. But I haven't given up even though I had the Last Rites administered todayJust in case!
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@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
3 Mar 12
Hello dawnald, My prayers will be for Cynthia to recover quickly and easily. I have peripheral artery disease. The arteries in my legs are partially blocked and it causes me some pain once in awhile. I take fish oil, coEnzymeQ10, lots of Vit. C and E and Hawthorn berrie extract. When I can't afford those supplements, I feel the difference. How've you been lately?
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
hey, there, I'm fine. House on the market, not much else has changed. How are you?
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
4 Mar 12
I'm doing fine, a bit tired, but fine. Working weekends and going to school during the week. Glad to hear your life is getting back on track.
3 Mar 12
yes my grandad hat that and wot we all did is keep my head up high and just hoped everything would be or right.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
I will do that too.
@GardenGerty (156328)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Dawny, thanks for posting this. I will pray for Cynthiann, she is an awesome lady. I am glad she is going to London. not knowing just what surgery, I am not sure that I know anyone who has done this. Often they put stents in that open the arteries up and keep them open. Wishing her well, and thanking you for the heads up.
@GardenGerty (156328)
• United States
5 Mar 12
Let us know when you can what they are doing and when. My older sister went to a clinic once for an eye exam and the things they detected there caused them to not let her leave the premises but to have the plaque cleared out of her carotid artery in her neck before she ever went home. Those blockages sneak up on you.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
We didn't discuss exactly what the surgery was, but I imagine it's a bypass...
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
Too far gone for stents! lol Four arteries clogged. One at 100%, One at 95%, the third at 90% and the last was about 85%. I went into shock after hearing about the first three arteries
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• Philippines
6 Mar 12
I had a blocked vein but it was in my brain.I didn't undergo surgery since it would make things worse because the veins in our brain need extra care & people who have cases like these couldn't undergo surgery just like that so now,I'm still crippled but I'm getting by.I know what she's been going through so I intend that everything goes well for her.
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• Philippines
17 Mar 12
I'm having difficulty in walking & I have difficulty in using my right arm & hand.
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 12
crippled? how crippled?
@sid556 (30960)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Oh no! Please give her hugs and well wishes from me. I love that woman and her amazing wit on here. I hope she gets the best of care and 100% recovery! I do know people who have had this type of heart surgery and are walking about as if nothing ever happened to them. We are talking about Cynthiann, right?
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@sid556 (30960)
• United States
5 Mar 12
Oh Cynthiann, I hope this gets taken care of right away! Your friends in Heaven are just going to have to wait. I'm so glad you posted this yourself here.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
Correct...
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
If I don't get scheduled quickly I will be walking around heaven meeting old friends and making new ones! Love you too Sid.
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@carmelanirel (20942)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Oh no, not Cynthia, thank you for posting this and letting us know. If you speak with her before I do, let her know she is in my prayers, because she was a great friend when I was struggling last summer..
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
I don't think I'll hear anything until she arrives in England...
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• United States
4 Mar 12
You'll hear something before I do then..Though I do have her cell number, but I hate to disturb her at this time since we never really communicated before..
• United States
4 Mar 12
Then again, when you talk to her and she says she wouldn't mind me calling, let me know, but also find out when a good time to call will be, like for eastern standard time..:)
@katsmeow1213 (28719)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Oh dear! Keep me posted because I love Cynthie dearly! My foster mom had to have her arteries unblocked twice.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
I'll let you know when I hear something...
• United States
5 Mar 12
Good luck, I hope everything goes well. Try not to stress yourself too much.
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
Dear Kat. I will email you soon. This has been sudden and we are all a bit in shock. Kids distraught. Keeping positive and praying that I can get it done in time. I leave on Friday. I have not given up at all. Those kids of mine still need me. Takecare and blessings
@bunnybon7 (50975)
• Holiday, Florida
4 Mar 12
wow. i didnt know that. not having notifies here and not getting any emails from her. she must be quite worried. i do hope she comes out well. i will put her in my prayers.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 12
Notifiers on myLot are getting worse again. I didn't get one telling me that she had responded to my discussion yesterday.
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
I had chest pain two weeks ago but was diagnosed for quad by pass only last Thursday. Not scred of op but othe problem is to get it done quickly as I am now in heart failure. Bessings dear friend
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@aerous (13434)
• Philippines
4 Mar 12
Ouch! Sorry to hear about that, my friend. Just pray with her immediate well being so that everything goes better...
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 12
Yes, I am...
@aerous (13434)
• Philippines
17 Mar 12
I hope everything is going to be okay now...
@marguicha (213221)
• Chile
4 Mar 12
Although from my near experience this procedure is not as dangerous as it used to be, nevertheless we will be all thinking of Cynthia and wishing that she is through with her ordeal. My mother had that last year (at 86 years of age) and she is allright. A kiss to her and let us all hope for the best.
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
I'm just hoping that she will be OK until she GETS to the procedure (insert worried face here).
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
Not worried about the procedure but it is the time. Have been out of the U.K.for 40 years. Just to get it done quickly.
@marguicha (213221)
• Chile
5 Mar 12
DEarest Cynthiann, We will all be with you. I truly believe in the power of prayer and you will have so many people thinking of you.
@Lakota12 (42602)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Sending energies to her for a speady recovery and every thinhg goes right for her during surgery and healling
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@Lakota12 (42602)
• United States
4 Mar 12
yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
Hopefully all the positive energy will help!
• United States
4 Mar 12
My stepmother went through many heart surgeries, the problem might very well have been gallbladder, she sure had a lot of gall to steal from my Grandmother. By removing her gallbladder she seemed to then store up even more gall... I will wish for Cynthia much love and healing, as always to pray as in to turn the heart or will of the supernatural can be very tricky business. Either way mankind can intervene and all the good of the Universe can be undone in an instant. So with the great technology of mankind we wish that together with the power of the supernatural, that all the forces of man and the universe come together and work for the good of Cynthia. Blessed Be and Be Blessed, Peace, Sincerely, Gary
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 12
cus they're all a good bunch (of bananas)
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
Thank you Gary. I am humbled that so many mylotters who do not know me are praying for me. From Cynthiann
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@Hatley (163781)
• Garden Grove, California
3 Mar 12
hi dawn oh my I love Cynthia too shes been a wonderful friend. I do know someone who just had bypass surgery yesterday,7 hours and three arteries bypassed. He is my best friends husband and she phoned me this morning and said the cardiologist said he is going to be just fine,his l ungs were pink like a yuunger man and he iw doding well already.hw will have a round the clock private nurse for three days. he is a vet so is in the large3 va hospital in L A. so maybve Cynthid will luck oput and get a great doctor in London.I will send a lot of prayers wending her way for her to get well quickly and for her family too glad you let us know.I hope she will be just fine,I remembver her last discussion was aout her son winning the electionl.So yes Iwill sure send my prayers indeed. Bill my friends husband's cardiologist said so ma ny have lungs fu ll of black crp but his were pink like a young mans. He has never smoked from what I understand. so am hoping our Cyuthia will fare just as well.I am worried too as its a long surgery, seven hours for bill. I sure take my hat off to the cardiologists who are on their feet all that time and doing this reallhy intricate surgery too. I will pray that all goes really really well.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
She is a wonderful friend, and if anybody deserves to make it through this she does...
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
Aww Dawn. This is wonderful of you as I need the prayers. Hi Hatley. leave on Friday. The problem is the delay from now to having the surgery as older people are not so readily seen. Dr.'s here have said I should have it done within 2 weeks but only a miracle will make that happen. But I am being positive. It is just very strange when you are told you are dying! lol Please keep praying and I will stay in touch and let you a know when op is scheduled. We just cannot afford the cost of doing it out here.
@celticeagle (156308)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Mar 12
With my history you'd think I would have to have this too. hehe I don't remember any 'Cynthia' but I certainly hope everything goes okay for her. Heart surgery is always a scarey undertaking but now days it is rather common. It must nerve wracking to think about going through this.
@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
http://www.mylot.com/cynthiann
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@celticeagle (156308)
• Boise, Idaho
4 Mar 12
Oh, I don't have her on my list. Hope all goes well for her.
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@rocketj1 (6955)
• United States
4 Mar 12
Oh, no!! I was just wondering about her today! I haven't heard from her in a bit. We email fairly often. She has been a wonderful blessing in my life and for many other people too! I will be praying for her! Yes, my dad has had two heart attacks. The first surgery was the arthroscopy type. But his second surgery was a quadruple bypass surgery and he came through very well. These surgeries can be quite routine for some surgeons and I am praying that she will get a very experienced and knowledgeable one!! Thank you for posting this!! I really love Cynthiann!!
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
16 Mar 12
I'd like to know just how she knows he doesn't wear pajamas!
@cynthiann (18602)
• Jamaica
4 Mar 12
I love you too Rocket. I have to go to the U.K. as the price out here is not affordable. I had tests last Thursday and it came to over half million JA dollars just for the angiogram. Divide that sum by 86 to get a US cost. God is in heaven and He is not asleep and neither does he wear pyjamas. Please pray
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@ravisivan (14089)
• India
4 Mar 12
DAWNALD: I pray to God to help cynthia recover from her heart ailment quickly. Let the surgery get through nicely. I am unable to place her identity in mylot. Can you please send a link of one of her discussions thro PM so that I can know fully well.
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@dawnald (85129)
• Shingle Springs, California
4 Mar 12
Here's the link to her profile: http://www.mylot.com/cynthiann
@ravisivan (14089)
• India
5 Mar 12
dawnald: It is so nice of you to send the above link. Yes. this helped me to know about cynthiann. I made a post in her last discussion and also wished her speedy recovery.
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