[Magdalen] heart catherization

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Fri Aug 21 01:33:47 UTC 2020



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> On Aug 20, 2020, at 9:24 PM, Marion Thompson <marionwhitevale at gmail.com> wrote:
> Thanks be to God, Ginga.  This is all happy news.  May you have a quick and
> complete recovery.
> Marion, a pilgrim
>> On Thu, Aug 20, 2020 at 8:22 PM Ginga Wilder <gingawilder at gmail.com> wrote:
>> My heart cath was today.  Lots of calcifications in my heart but arteries
>> are open.  YAY.  There was trouble with high blood pressure inside the
>> heart during the procedure.  (Over 200.)  They gave me medication and
>> finished the job.  Blood pressure is still not behaving...systolic is 162
>> tonight.  The guy who did the cath said they think of several maladies when
>> pressure goes high inside the heart.  I will see my cardiologist next week
>> or the next, depending on her appointment schedule.   And, the good news is
>> that I am fine and will keep checking this out with professionals.
>> Blessings all,
>> Ginga
>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 11:28 AM 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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