Heart Smart

So this past Wednesday was my long-awaited angiogram. I don't know if the cardiologist appreciated my insistence on having it done and not just taking her opinion as "good enough". I know I feel much better! There were so many symptoms, etc leading me to fear I may have a bad heart:

  • It runs in both my father's and mother's (and even stepfather's!) family
  • I have mildly high cholesterol
  • I was having lots of chest pains, then the event on the plane which many medical personnel agreed sounded like a heart attack
  • My EKG, echocardiogram and stress tests all showed abnormalities
  • My general practitioner saw what she thought was damaged tissue from a heart attack on my stress test.

Long story short - I'm fine! That's a huge weight off my mind!

Now - for anyone needing an angiogram, no need to fear, it was quick and painless. The hardest thing about it was having to lay flat for 2 hours afterward, to avoid opening the wound in the large artery. Everything else went smooth as silk...

About Me

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After 2 unsuccessful marriages I spent 12 years as a divorcee, only to fall prey to another man's wiles. We had a fun 5 years together and then he decided he wanted more freedom so once again I'm single.

So I'm freshly divorced at 57 and have 5 great kids and now 7 grandkids. My kids are still a major part of my life but I'm busy helping my aging parents on Kauai.

I've lived in California, Hawaii and Oklahoma before finally settling here in Washington. I love Washington and come back to visit family, friends and take care of my garden often but will be temporarily a resident of Kauai.

I've moved 30 times in my life (no, my parents weren't in the service, at least not since I was about 2) and finally planted roots when I got my little house that I've owned since '91.

My family are Jehovah's Witnesses, I've been one since '72.