Wednesday, January 25, 2012
I think I was so stressed out from Monday's appt. that I misspoke here. I'm not in the 90th percentile to have a heart attack, but I'm that likely to have plaque. It still holds that there could be blockages up to 90%. The stress test tomorrow will determine how the blood is flowing through my arteries or whether there are any restrictions. At this point I'm sort of confused.
I got my kids together last night and told them what my results were. Of course, they are worried, but I did get my boys to agree to see a Dr. and start on meds. All my kids were tested before the age of 5 and all of them have high cholesterol. My daughter is seeing a cardiologist currently to get some meds figured out. I told them I wanted them to know the truth so they can start doing something about it now and to take it very seriously. I wasn't sure I would keep it together but I ended up stating the facts very calmly. I went in to talk with my 17 yr. old son before I went to bed and asked him if he had any questions about our talk. He said he doesn't even want to think about it. Even though my baby is 6' 2" it almost broke my heart to hear that. He did say he'd rather know the truth and I reinforced that I want him and his siblings to take care of themselves. Then I went in my room and had a good cry. It had been coming for several days and when your kids are worried about you it breaks your heart. I did assure them that I won't be throwing in the towel any time soon.