Chronic Illness

Each Beat of my Heart

When you have medical tests, one of the hardest things to do is wait for the results. After my Nuclear Stress Test on Tuesday, I was very concerned about the results. But, the phone call came quickly on Wednesday morning.
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I wasn’t called by the nurse, but by the cardiologist herself. She didn’t offer me any quick assurances, but gradually began explaining why my test results showed an abnormality. She explained how I had Left Bundle Branch Block, or LBBB. This cardiac condition means that the activation of the left ventricle of the heart is delayed, which causes the left ventricle to contract later than the right ventricle.
According to the pictures of the heart, there is a place that needs further investigation. My options are to have a CAT scan to look at the arteries. If there is a blockage, a stent will then need to be placed there. Or, I can just go ahead with a catheterization, and if a blockage is found they can fix it right then. Now, I’m waiting on the doctor to call with an appointment.
She and I discussed my up-coming trip, and she was very concerned about me having a hospital that could take care of any problems that might arise. I’m not sure if I”ll be taking that trip or not. I am anxiously awaiting her phone call. And, also waiting the results of my blood test for a low white blood count re-test.
Needless to say, I’m worried. At least I know that something will be done soon. My treatment now is: baby aspirin, statins, and beta blocker medications. I’m praying that this will help my body and that the artery will be checked soon.
Ps 56:3 “What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.”
@2019 copyright, Lisa Ehrman

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