Thank you so much for all the prayers! They are appreciated!
Well I made it through the heart cath, with one scare when they couldn't get the blood to stop.
I now am the owner of three stints.
(I had one blockage 100%, one that was 60% and two that are 50%. They put 2 in the one that was 100, and 1 in the 60. Didn't do anything to the 50's)
Believe me when I say it has been hard, not so much physically as it has been mentally.
To come to terms of living a healthy lifestyle with diet and exercise and still needing this procedure done had me in an Eff it kind of mood for almost a week.
I am on a blood thinner (Effient ?), and aspirin, and a Lipitor every single day for the rest of my life. My heart beats a little faster now, compared to the 50 bpm,( that I thought was because I was healthy) now beats at a steady and much faster 80-90 bpm. You wouldn't think I would be able to notice this but physically I do.
Sometimes I feel like a basket case ...do I eat this, do I not eat this. Are my actions now really going to make a big difference? Am I going to live past 50?
Yesterday I went and saw my regular doctor (upset of course) and she said...
"Michelle, you can't change your genes, and obviously you have inherited this...but you can still live a healthy long life and put your trust in god. He knows what you need. Just do your part the best you can. Just imagine if you wouldn't have changed, things could've been much worse"
So I'm on my 3rd day back on track (yay!) and I'm going to try my best to live the healthiest life I can for me and my family. Struggles are what make you stronger.
I will continue fighting, and will not be defeated.