Saturday, September 26, 2009

I'm Home... and Stay Tuned for a Give-Away!

This trip to the hospital proved to be a quick one. I was a "work in", last on the list for the heart catheritization Friday afternoon. My cardiologist came in to check on me, once I was in the cardiac pre-surgical room and said he would get me in yesterday afternoon. He knows me...and remembers the times I've shown up in trouble. Of the times I've had this procedure, this was the least stressful and easiest go.



The results were the best that I could have hoped for... no new blockages, and my stent was still functioning.
My chest pain is coming from two smaller arteries that are blocked, but non life-threatening. They are too small to stent, but are bothering me. I knew this time felt different. So hopefully a different type of slow release nitroglycerine will help. This keeps arteries more dialated, for better blood flow.





It is always difficult to change medications, but this time I'm hoping that it will be easier. So YEAH, I'm hoping to be back more to my old self, and less in the "sicky" mode. I'm at the place where I'm tired of "myself", if you know what I mean. I want to get on with life! Fall being my favorite time of year, I didn't want to miss out.
So I may be slowing down on my Junk purchases. Hope you'll still like me.
I got a "condolence" present from my sweet husband. Kind of like a kid that has to go and have his tonsils out, I got a "treat"... A New Camera! It's a step up from my little camera. Not terrilbly complicated, but takes better close-ups in low light. So I'm excited to use it. The photos above are from the new camera.

I'm planning a "giveaway" to celebrate my "100 th Follower", so stay tuned for that. I have something I think ANYONE would love. If you join as a follower, or already are one, you know, you get 2 chances to win!!! (shameless, I know).

I'm glad to be home and I'm taking it easy. Thanks for all the love, you all have a great weekend!
Debra

23 comments:

  1. So glad you are doing alright. I know about CHF, as I too have it, but oh, what they can do nowadays for us. Do take care. Love your flower photos.

    Have a great weekend. TTFN ~Marydon

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  2. Hi,
    I am already a follower but just wanted to say I am happy your visit to the Dr. turned out as well as it did. Keep on with those beautiful photos.
    Lois

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  3. I am so glad you had a easy time at the hospital. My mom only had one but it wasn't good! Happy you are home and doing well! I am a follower already or I would help you out! I cannot wait to see what you offer!
    Hugs, Lisa

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  4. Hello Debra
    I Am Sorry I didn't even know you wheren't feeling well...I have been buried at the shop lately.
    So glad you are home and I hope those new meds do the trick. My husband is waiting for the paddles as soon as his blood stats are where they want them. Cumaden (sp) levels are off. He is in atrialfibilation right now and they need to zap him. We were all set and then they rescheduled the last minute. He is on new meds and they are working well. They have come a long way in the last 4 years for heart medication.
    Bless you today and I'll pray you feel like doing a little jig for fall :)
    Blessings
    Rebecca

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  5. PS I thought I was a follower but I guess I wasn't! Sorry Deb

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  6. DEBRA! I've been worried! I normally see that you've posted from my dashboard or that you have visited me! I'm am so...glad everything is going to be well with you!I have had you on my prayer list and am missing your delightful pictures. I hope you continue to improve and are back up and running soon! take care! Hope you have a restful weekend...dj

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  7. Oh how wonderful, sounds like the test went well and nothing major is happening. That is fantastic news. Rest up. I will keep you in prayer. Hugs, Marty

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  8. Best news ever, Debra! I am so thankful you home. I bet you're taking pictures of everything you can, huh? Have fun with the new camera. I really am happy happy you're home...I was worried.
    My Best
    Gale

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  9. Glad to hear you're back home and I'm looking forward to your giveaway.

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  10. So glad the news was on the better side. From someone who is chronically ill, I know just what you mean about being tired of yourself. I so hope you get to enjoy the season, and look forward to pics with this new camera. :)

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  11. Hello Debra, I am happy you know what the problems is. Hope your new meds work well for you. I don't like my blogging sister to not be feeling well! Have a nice weekend. sandi

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  12. Hi Debra, so glad to hear the good news that you are doing well. Get plenty of rest and take good care of yourself. Your attitude is wonderful.

    Keeping you in thought and prayer.

    Hugs, Barb ♥

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  13. I'm just so happy about this Debra! I hope the med change makes a big difference. Very exciting, having a new camera. I love the close-ups. Of course we'll still love ya without junk.
    Hugs,
    June

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  14. Oh, I'm so glad that it went well. Take it easy and go slow, especially with the med change and all.

    hugs,
    c
    yapper

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  15. So pleased to hear your results were better than you feared. Medication changes are difficult but so lucky it can be managed with meds! great pics with your new camera!
    happy news!

    Karen
    ps already a follower and big fan!!

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  16. Oh Debra,
    I am so sorry for all the stuff you are going through, glad to hear good news...You are in my prayers, and I am thinking of you.
    I am running so hard, now, preparing for the sale, I haven't commented back, please take care, and know you are on my heart!
    I love the pumpkins on your blog, Fall is such a wonderful, nesting time...Enjoy it, and take care!
    Barb C.

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  17. So glad you stopped by today and thank you for your kind comments. I'm also sorry to hear about you being ill. Take it easy for awhile and yes I'll still love you with or without the junking. My husbands rushing me off the "puter"but wanted say I love your pics with your new camera! You deserve it!xo...Carole

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  18. God is good, I am so glad to hear the good report!! I have been MIA for a few weeks , was on a JUNK break, but I am back and on the junk prowl!! Have a great week, Janna

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  19. Thinking of you sweetie and thanking God all is well.

    Don't forget that He loves even the tiniest birds...how can He not love us?

    Praying things continue to go well for you~

    God is good! All the time.

    Love to you~Rebecca

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  20. What a relief to know that you are gong to be OK.
    Joyce

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  21. Debra, That golden yellow bloom just make me happy to look at it! So good to hear the good news report. I hope you have the best Fall ever!!!

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  22. OMG...I've been out all week and I come back to read all this and THANK GOD that you are OKAY! whew! I'm so relieved that the tests show no new blockages and the small ones can be treated with meds. 4 attacks already? Girl, this is unbelievable! You are so blessed to be living, no wonder you have God on your side!!! :)
    Take care of yourself and don't you worry about 'Junkin Mondays'...when you feel guilty about not posting, just give us a tour of your garage so we can get our "junkin fix"! haha
    Slow down and take care...you can't leave me now...we just met!!! :)
    everything vintage

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  23. Hi Debra, Been out of town so I just read about your hospital visit. I'm glad your doing well. Thanks for stopping by my blog with well wishes. Get lots of rest, and I really enjoy your blog. Rhonda

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