Thursday, May 31, 2018

Still here...

Hi Friends...
still here.
still waiting.

This afternoon I was updating my Series on "Regaining Your Health". I've had a lot of moving parts to rearrange and add, but unbeknownst to me, one part updated on today's date. Sorry for the confusion, BUT that does give me a chance to let you know what I'm doing and where I am in all the latest.

As I said, "I'm still waiting..." for the upcoming heart procedure, and it has finally been scheduled. My current cardiologist wanted to do it when my last cardiologist could be with her to advise her on my particular situation. I've been extremely unhappy having to wait this long, but I am glad he will be joining her. Two sets of eyes and hands are better than one in this procedure.

This has been a really trying last month to say the least. It's not a vacation or down time. It's been juggling everyday, high powered meds to keep my arteries open enough to get some blood flow. I've had chest pain and pressure that would send most people to the ER. Except the powers that be already know what kind of shape I'm in... and have decided they can wait. Believe me, as I've said, I'm not happy with this wait time and they all know it.

There are two blockages in the main artery of my heart, but they are not in a place where they have a high morbidity rate... just a lot of angina and other fun symptoms. It's been stressful to the point of anxiety attacks and feeling the lowest I've been in years. It's proven non-productive to be upset, it just works against me. I'm trying to stay as stress free as I can. difficult.

I know there are some poor people that have to live with this with no hope of procedures or surgery. Some heart patients are not candidates for those. Most are elderly or in extremely poor health where surgery would most likely be a futile attempt. I know... my dad was one of those. It's a really bad place to be. In that respect I'm one of the fortunate ones. I may have to wait, but there is a plan. I haven't posted in these last few weeks, because I don't want it to be complaining. Nothing much has changed and my frustration is clearly showing. (sorry, there's no sugar coating with this post)

I mentioned in my last post about sharing some new and important information that I've learned about Cholesterol and Autoimmune Disease, specifically those of us with Hashimoto's HypoThyroid Disease. I have found out that my heart problems are a direct result from undiagnosed autoimmune disease, and that's another reason I'm not happy. (more on that later)

I'm working on putting that together. That post will have quite a few links to articles, and I want to be thorough on getting the information and facts all down correctly. So I haven't forgotten.

I'll be back with you when something has changed. I'm praying the procedure will accomplish what it needs to, instead of another invasive surgery.

Talk soon,
xo Debra


  1. Oh wow, you are in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless

  2. Debra, So sorry you have to go through all this. Please make sure to let us know when this procedure will take place so we can all be in prayer for you at that time.

  3. Oh, Debra, I am so happy to hear from you. I was thinking of you today, and wanted to email you. I pray for love, light and healing to surround you!

  4. Prayers for your health...thank you for letting us know how you are doing

  5. Debra,
    Glad to hear there is a plan in place and that both doctors are involved. God speed.


  6. Thank you for leading the way with your blog notes re: heart disease and women. You are contributing to the education so many have missed along the way. You are much appreciated.

  7. Oh my! I am so very sorry that you are dealing with all this. That is so frightening. I will pray for you and ask our Lord's healing hand upon you. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

  8. Oh, Debra, I've been so bogged down with my own health problems, I had no idea you were going to be having surgery. I can't get over how brave you are. The heart is our most vital organ. Having anxiety is just a tiny drop in the bucket as far as how crazy I would be.

    I pray you get in soon, with a lot less stress, and that all works out well. I'm here for you if you want to talk.

    Sending love and prayers,

    Jane xxx

  9. Keeping good thoughts and prayers going for you Debra. You are a strong women and you will persevere. You have been through so much and have proven each time that you are strong and will overcome the obstacles. I am glad they have a plan and you are finally scheduled. That is good news. Prayers and virtual hugs my friend. Thanks for keeping us updated when you can.

  10. I have so enjoyed reading your blog. I am so sorry you are experiencing so many health challenges, and having to wait for the focus, attention, and treament you need. I appreciate you sharing this with us. I hope you feel there are others around you cheering for you, and I hope that writing these posts help you feel more in control, and give you some relief from the frustration.

  11. I am keeping you in my prayers and so sorry you are experencing more health isues. You are one of the strongest people I know...and appreciate you sharing all of this with us. I am glad you surgery has been scheduled. Prayers and are in my thoughts.

  12. I'm grateful that you are finally scheduled, but having the problems stem from an undiagnosed autoimmune disease would make anyone mad. Sending best wishes for a good outcome.

  13. I was thinking of you again today. You seem to channel that. Continuing to keep you lifted in my prayers.


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