[IP] Re: tired all the time
I answered this yesterday but after listening to my brother last night
thought I would answer it again.
You see, my brother, age 37, is the picture of health. Weight lifter, eats
right, an avid exercise nut. He thought he was tired all the time because
he works 80 hours or more a week. Tuesday night he went to the ER. with chest
pains, vomiting, sweats and pasty look about him. EKG's were all fine.
Every test they did on his was fine. He had a heart cath done at approx 9:00
AM. By 9:45 he was having 2 stents put in for a 99% blockage in the main
artery feeding the left ventricle to his heart and a 95% (I reported 90% before
but is actually 95%) on another artery. The third artery has a 75% blockage
which will have the stent put in, in a couple of weeks. He says he can
probably wrk 120 hours a week now!!!!
I got rather aggravated at his surgeon. When his wife asked the doc what
could have caused it, do you know what his answer was? His diabetes. Here I
am, sitting there a diabetic for 42 years, hearing this. That is one reason I
quit going to a very favored doctor in this area. EVERYTHING was because of
my diabetes. Well, I had a heart cath done 11 years ago---doc said I had the
heart of a teenager! My brother who has had diabetes for 20 years is in
this shape because he is a diabetic? How about all the family history of heart
problems in the family? In our family if cancer doesn't get you then the
heart does--or complications from diabetes, had one uncle die at age 93 from
diabetes related complications!
So, if you are tired---get yourself checked out thoroughly! Yes, I am going
to have a talk with my doctor when I see him in May. Oh, my brother? He
had just changed jobs--is still in orientation. The doctor who did his
physical was amazed he was even a diabetic--EVERYTHING checked out
Guess routine health screenings can't pick up those blockages, huh? His new
job---covering his medical bills. His old job? Even though he is on vacation
from there, stopped his insurance. The new job at Honeywell is a blessing.
Sorry this is so long. Just had to tell you the story.
Debbie from Western KY and her brother, Kenny
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