Topic: RE: Happy to be Alive
I'm Linda and I participated in chats here as I was working to get ready for my surgery. In December 2008, I had a coronary artery stent placed when it was found my artery was 95% blocked.
In August this year I was working towards getting ready for a December, 2009 surgery date. Unfortunately, the 24th of August, I had to have yet another coronary stent placed. This was due to another blockage, this time 90% blockage, in front of the stent. The doctors tell me it was due to scar tissue.
This worries me tho now as it happend once, it can happen again. Now I can't have surgery until August 2010 at the earliest.
I was working out and had lost 34 lbs, but now am in cardiac rehab and the weight loss has come to a grinding hault as I'm not allowed yet to work out as I was working.
I hope this doesn't sound like a 'woe is me" post, because it's not. I am VERY grateful to once again slip out of the grim reaper's grip.
I am requesting prayers, lots of them for me. I am struggling emotionally with all of this as I did everything I was suppose to....and still am not better. So frustrating! Please pray for clarity of mind and patience for me as I struggle thru this 10 week stint of cardiac rehab again. If I can lose and keep the weight off myself, that would be grand, but I've done this so many times before, I can't see how that will be.
I don't normally ask for prayers for myself. yet, I know this is the first thing I need to do, and the rest will fall into place.
Thank you all so much!
Now...I'm off to read about what you all have been doing!
"Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions.
Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel
that you, too, can become great." ..... MarkTwain