did you know , there are difference in your cardio doctors.? yes there is some are trained for different parts of the heart and the disease, know which one you have or might need
16 years ago today could of been a life changer for me BUT, the doctors were stupid...... and yes i say stupid, for a month i was having signs of a heart attack went to my pcp to get checked, knew my family history of heart disease, she did a ekg and came in and said its abnormal and we are admitting you to the hospital..... now the kicker. she let me drive a block to the hospital ( yes you read right ) i called rusty he met me there and for 24 hours blood was drawn, nitro patches changed every two hours
next day , rusty and I waiting for her to come in and here she goes
the results came back abnormal, BUt good news its not your heart , its just acid reflux............. what ok good im fine YEAH NOT. bc i went back still feeling teh same oct 15th had a thallium stress test done, had to be taken off the test and checked bc my bp was highh heart rate thru the roof and abnormal testing said the cardio in the room. but yet was also said i was to young to be having what was going on so sent home...... sent home to die i say bc on oct 20th i was in the fight of my life a massive heart attack that took my life 3 times and each time god had different plans for me then on oct 22 cardiac cath done but rushed into emergent cabg with a 95% blockage to my lad......... so. yes 16 years ago today could of been a changer for me and my path . but with doctors thinking we are texted booked my life was forever changed
people tend to not see what is in front of them
they look beyond what they can not and will not try to understand
they look the other way, when they see a helping hand or a hand that needs help........
its sad to see people looking at you like , why are parked in handicapped , why are you out of breath, or even better why so young are you sitting in a cardio office.....
heart disease is unknown to so many, overlooked by so many
and yet. has taken ahold of so many.......
heart disease is real. it kills 1 out 3 women every day
it destroys more then people know and more then we even know surviving this disease........
in Oct will mark 16 years for me and i pray for many many more,
but the unknown to many, makes life scary and sad
so look for that unknown , educate, be aware of there is more to a disability then meets the eye
see that heart disease, lies in side of me
what can you do to help bring awareness to heart disease or even stroke........
what can you do as a survivor to let them know, you can survive and will survive, you just have to live......
what can you do, to let your family know , Im ok BUT sometimes i just need you to understand what im going thru with this disease and more
what can you do ???????????????????
SPEAK UP AND LET YOUR VOICE BE HEARD
YOU ARE A SURVIVOR AND MORE
something just came to me........
so here it goes
they say that after a heart attack you have a5 year window
who are they to say that and why do they even say that
your window is your window
if you choose to close the curtains , then YES it could be the 5 year window
if you chose to let the sunshine in and take each day and live that day to the fullest and pray for the next day THEn your window is wide open to you <3
so how does your window LOOK
In Oct will mark 16 years I have survived , what tried to kill me.
massive heart attack and emergent cabg
I will say in those 16 years its been
the power of LOVE from my family
the power of WILL , to survive , to be here for them
the power of ME, wanting to be here and see all I can and make memories
the power of Doctors and Medication and Devices to help my heart keep going
the power of Grandkids the heartbeats and the breaths i take each day
I get so frustrated , when people dont stop to think just what you have been thru, done to be here, they dont respect, who you are , what you are or even more what you have been thru...... when they have walked in my shoes, then and only then will they have what they think they deserve from me
I have always lived my life as I see fit, I live a good life, a true life and loving life
and yet in those years we have been so tested by so many and so much
and yet we still overcome and LIVE
Im not sure I will ever get, why people want to make it harder for a person trying to survive each day.. I dont take 28 medications a day for the fun of it
I take so I can see that next day, to share in that memory and to be that memory
my worst fear has always been , not being here to watch my kids grow, well I have and they still are growing into such wonderful , loving adults
and now my fear is not being here for my grands to know WHO I AM, not hear stories of who I was, my granddaughter who is 8 , knows WHO IAM but i have 4 more that I want to be here for them to know as well, but people have to try and make your life a living hell.
what dont they get about this disease I have survived for 16 years
what dont they get I have a device in my chest with 3 wires going into my heart to help it function and to help save my life if need be
WHAT DONT YOU GET.......... SERIOUSLY PEOPLE....... YOU THINK HEART DISEASE IS NOTHING, HEART DISEASE IS A KILLER AND ONE DAY IT WILL TAKE MY LIFE
BUT UNTIL THEM RESPECT WHO I AM, WHY IM HERE AND KNOW THAT I DO ALL I CAN TO BE HERE.......
I Know i speak for alot of heart disease survivors in this post and we all stand with each other and know just what all this means
I just pray that those that dont know , some how, someway GET IT
IM A SURVIVOR for a reason YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What kind of follow-up care can I expect after my device is implanted?A schedule of post-implant checkups, as prescribed by your physician, soon becomes a regular part of your life after receiving a cardiac device. Because your device contains a computer chip, your physician or clinician is able to use a special computer called a programmer to check (interrogate) your device. Routine checkups and monitoring help ensure that your device is meeting your health requirements. During these routine checkups, the physician or clinician is able to:
15 year survivor of massive heart attack and emergent cabg and in 2008 i got trigger my (ICD) life is what you make it and living with heart disease is all in HOW you chose to live........ one footstep one heartbeat