Jun 16, 2020 Latest post:
Sep 25, 2020
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. Ever start on one road and end up on another? Well, that's what has happened this week. My darling brother, John, had a massive heart attack in January. After quite a long hospital stay he is home with his wonderful wife, Linda, and doing well. I started thinking about the heart disease of our parents, now my little brother, and thought I should look into my heart health. I highly recommend a CTI calcium test (best $99 I've spent), it showed a high level of calcium deposits in my arteries. Next step was an echo-stress test; this showed some abnormalities. After the consultation with Dr. Erin Galbraith, a cardiologist, she prescribed an invasive angioplasty. If needed, she would place balloons/stints as needed. I completed that test yesterday. Big surprise--I need a triple bypass. Have much more blockage than anyone thought. So far, I haven't awoken from this crazy dream. Surgery is set for this Thursday, June 18 at either 7:30a.m. or 11:30a.m.;depending on the anesthesalogist's availability at St. Joe's. I've been on the caregiver side of three open heart surgeries--our son John, so now I get to experience on the patient side. Three for John, three for me. I'm going for the trifecta!!!!! I would appreciate your prayers for the surgical team, hospital staff and myself, I feel your love. Zipper club here I come!!!!!