[Magdalen] heart catherization

Clarissa Canning canplum at gmail.com
Thu Aug 13 16:54:53 UTC 2020

Prayers that it goes well .

On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 11:36 AM cady soukup <cadyasoukup at gmail.com> wrote:

> Prayers arising Ginga,
> Given your complicated health history, it is a testament to the
> dedication and skill of your medical team that you are  as healthy and
> functional as you are! I salute you and them for your combined
> willingness to sort through all the details to do what must be done.
> May you, John, your family, your entire medical team be held within
> the light of God's greater love for us all.
> gentle, non-invasive hugs too,
> Cady
> On 8/13/20, Ginga Wilder <gingawilder at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I am 73 y.o. now.  Getting older comes with many new experiences...like,
> I
> > will have a heart catheterization next Thursday (8-20).  I've had
> > cardiovascular issues since I was 20.  My internist has been brilliant in
> > his care of me.  I've also seen a cardiologist regularly for ten years.
> I
> > had a routine check in with the cardiologist two weeks ago during which I
> > reported one recent episode of noticeable shortness of breath.  She sent
> me
> > for a repeat coronary artery calcium scan...the first one was years ago
> and
> > was moderately 'off,' but not bad enough for intervention. This current
> > scan shows some 'severe' calcium build up in two of the heart arteries.
> > So, I will have a heart cath and, if needed, stenting.  I'm trusting all
> > will go well whatever needs doing.
> >
> > Frankly, I am more concerned for John during the procedure, as he will
> not
> > be able to enter the hospital at all.  I know he would prefer to be able
> to
> > be there with his ears and eyes on what is going on.  My post procedure
> > time will be extended as I will have to have a sandbag on the place where
> > the catheter is placed for some time. He's going to be very warm in the
> car
> > for that length of time.  We're both very glad to hear that I will come
> > home the same day....they are not keeping people overnight unless
> something
> > goes awry...and I'm not counting on that.
> >
> > Blood work today - check; Covid test tomorrow, cancel other engagements
> and
> > appointments, and wait.  I appreciate your prayers.
> >
> > All shall be well, so sez Sr. Julian.  She's been right so far!
> > Ginga
> >

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