Re: [IP] Heart FYI
I think that is one of the miracles of life. When something is wrong, our
bodies have a way of telling us.
On Dec 21, 2013, at 9:56 PM, Susan Lane <email @ redacted> wrote:
> A friend of mine went to doctor's and the hospital emergency room
> repeatedly with terrible pains in her chest and upper back. They all found
> nothing wrong. Went to the Cardiologist and was told all was well.
> Terrible pain multiple times a day and night. Finally went and had that
> test where they go through your arm with dye to look at your arteries and
> found that her an artery was almost completely blocked and she had a stent
> put in immediately. One doctor she had seen told her that she should see a
> psychologist. She could have died at any moment. Scary. The moral of the
> story is that when you know something is wrong, don't give up. Find the
> right doctor who can help you. Thank G-D she is OK and on a vegan diet, no
> fat, to make herself healthy again. Susan
> On Sat, Dec 21, 2013 at 6:11 PM, CANDICE WILSON <email @ redacted> wrote:
>> Hi everyone,
>> I'm a 55 year old type 1 and have been on insulin for 37 years (pumping
>> for last 13). A couple of months ago I started having severe heartburn when
>> I was exercising at the gym, carrying groceries from the car to my
>> apartment and it didn't seem to be food related. My gastroenterologist
>> tried me on a couple of acid reduction prescription drugs but I was still
>> drinking antacids, eating tums. Last time I went (last week) he told me
>> that I have to clear my heart before he proceeds with an endoscope. I had a
>> stress test and lasted five minutes, the ekg went haywire, saw the
>> cardiologist the next day and the day after went to have a catheterization
>> to see if anything was going on. It wasn't heartburn, turned out that 95%
>> of one of my major arteries was blocked! I had to stints put in to open it.
>> What a week! I got home yesterday (I was there overnight) and reality
>> didn't kick in until today and I'm pretty freaked out. Anyway just wanted
>> you to know that heartburn isn't always what it seems. Merry Xmas everyone.
>> Candice .
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