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Re: [IP] Heart FYI

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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