Tuesday, August 30, 2016
I am a miracle of modern medicine
This week I start my yearly check up and test with my excellent cardiologist. I have a genetic propensity for plaquing in my arteries that first showed up with a heart attack in the year 2000.
Yes, it is acerbated by my propensity to accumulate too much fat around my belly area, as the picture attests.
Two more quick trips to the hospital with chest pains led to us being proactive and we successfully intercepted five potential areas of arterial narrowing over the last five years. I tend to have very few symptoms when these life threatening clogs are developing, and tend to pass the non stress part of the test, ie plenty of oxygen for day to day living, but then I fail the stress part of the test which shows the narrowing of the arteries.
Yes, I try to eat healthy, yes I exercise regularly, yes I pray about it, yes I meditate about healing, yes to everything. But the reality is that I have a problem that might lead to sudden health emergencies, or lead to arterial bypass surgery.
So, with thankfulness, peace in my mind, I begin the yearly testing. Thanks for your thoughts and prayers.