Finally! Some computer time so I can update you all about what I found out at my appointment(s) Friday. My first appt on Friday was Dr. Stubbs, the vascular surgeon at Ok Heart Hospital. His big concern for me was there is placque building in my aorta going down from the kidney area to the "Y" where the vessels branch in my groin to go to the legs. And I just thought it ws blockages in my legs at the hip and further down. If we do not take care of that then other fixes may become obsolete by becoming blocked. I also have significant (approx 90%) blockages - almost identical in both sides of the Y. I had the option of fixing all or just fixing the Y area. I am opting for the most that can be done - my thought is why do this twice? I may not have a second chance! To do the repairs, Dr will use a custom made synthetic graft with reinforcing to be sure the area stays open. There will also be regular stents placed at the Y. And as far as I know now there will be balloons used at some of the blockages further down in my legs. I'm not sure if this will be at the same time or some other time. Once this is accomplished, we will see what the Drs.propose for my heart. So that the graft can be sized correctly for me, I will have to have a Cat Scan done this Friday the 20th. After that, I will know more about when we can do the surgery. It will require an overnight stay and I will be totally sedated so I don't move around during the procedure.
Then it was on to the next Dr. This was Dr. Sophia Khan, gastroenterologist and another consult only. But after going over the symptoms of my GERD/Reflux problems, she determined that we need to see just what is going on in my esophagus. And since I have a family history of colon cancer, we will do both ends on the same day- Monday Jan. 30.
I commented to one of them, it seemed I was falling apart faster than I could put things back together, and was told not really! LOL! It sure feels like it from my end!
Please say a prayer for my daughter Terri she has ear surgery on Tuesday. The Dr. will remove old tubes from behind her eardrums, clean out scar tissue and then place new tubes in her ears. Hopefully this will help to clear out the fluid buildup for her so we can know exactly what her hearing capacity is. Once we have that info then we can proceed to try and help her to hear better. It will be wonderful not to have to get in her face and yell!
When all your desires are distilled, you will cast just two votes: to love more and to be happy.
Do not allow anyone to cause you to doubt your ability to succeed. Ernest Holmes
Including yourself. Pam Young
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