[Magdalen] heart catherization
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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,
>> On Thu, Aug 13, 2020 at 11:28 AM Ginga Wilder <gingawilder at gmail.com>
>>> I am 73 y.o. now. Getting older comes with many new experiences...like,
>>> 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.
>>> 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
>>> for a repeat coronary artery calcium scan...the first one was years ago
>>> 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
>>> be able to enter the hospital at all. I know he would prefer to be able
>>> 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
>>> 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
>>> 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!
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