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Saturday
Dec012012

Eighty Percent

Thursday afternoon I went in to have a treadmill stress test at my cardiologists office.
I was concerned how well I was going to hold up since I am not the sportyist of spices.
After about 20 seconds into the test the assistant stopped it, called for the doctor, and may me lay down.
Laying there looking at their faces changing while looking through the EKG was scary. In the end he said that the test shows a significant blockage and that I need to have an angiogram as soon as possible.
To make a long story short(er) I had 2 stents put in yesterday to repair an artery that was 80% blocked.
This morning I am sitting in the hospital recovering. It was a long scary couple of days but I feel like I won the lottery.
My dad never knew what was going on with his heart and I am thankful that I know. Regardless of how scary all this was.

Reader Comments (39)

Oh George, I'm glad you're okay and will keep you in my prayers. Hugs...

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen

Oh my! So thankful you are ok!!! Please heal quickly and know we will be holding you in prayer.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVivian

Praying for a speedy recovery for you. Glad you found out in time and are okay!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeagan

Praying for ya, Brother! Heal up quickly! I'm happy they were able to find the blockage so quickly and before the blockage found YOU.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBabscampbell

Praying for you George! I'm glad they found it. That is a blessing. Get better soon!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCara

George, lots of hugs and DOC love and prayers headed your way.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Jane

Oh my! I'm so glad you're feeling well enough to tell us about it, George. Keep healing up and being awesome.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKim

How scary, but thankfully lifesaving. So glad that they caught the problem and took immediate action. Looking forward to seeing you fully recovered and back here with your usual inspiring blog entries. Give me a call when you are back to 100%...I have a couple of Ninjabetic TV ideas for you!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad S.

I'm glad your doctors we're able to do something so quickly. my thoughts and prayers are with you, George.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMike Durbin

Oh, George - so so glad this got caught. Rest well and lots of love your way.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRachel

OMG dude! I am glad they were able to fix you up. I'm sure it was quite a scare, but it's a testament to how being proactive about your health is the best thing to do! It's almost cliche to say that early detection is the key, but it totally is--it inspires me to make that cardiologist appointment for the palpitations I've been having!! My thoughts and hugs are with you for a speedy recovery.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHannah

Not knowing is the worst part. Glad it was found and fixed so quickly.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott E

George!!!! So thankful they caught it in time. It will probably make you feel a b'zillion percent better. Makes us all feel vulnerable, no?
Please take it slow and easy on your recovery and do everything the docs tell you.. If there are any hot nurses around you might wanna ask for an extra bed bath.....
Thinking of you and sending healing your way.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMinnesota Nice

George, I am so glad you are ok and found out about the problem sooner that later! Get well soon, my friend

Scott

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScott Strange

It's good you kept on top of things and got checked out when you did. Get well soon!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterShannon

Thinking of you, George.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarey

Scary... Glad it was caught and you know what you're dealing with. Feel better soon!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJoanne

Thanking G-d that everything was caug early and the doctors did everything necessary to keep you safe! We are all sending our love and prayers from Vegas love you Amigo!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlexis

Dude. We're glad you're recovering. Please let us know if there's anything we can do - albiet from the east coast.

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris and Dayle

Sending much love, George!
<3

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkerri [the PWoD]

Love you, George. Hang in, please!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob p

Keep swinging brother, If anyone is up to the task, you are... Sending you the BEST'est of Irish get well soon vibes...

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterPatrick

I LOVE You Bro...prayers going up for all and if you all need anything I'm a phone call away...xoxoxo

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJaimie

What a blessing they were able to find and repair what was needed! I'm so happy for you, and for your beautiful family, George. You are needed here!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMeri

So glad they caught it. Praying for a speedy recovery!

December 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSue/RFamHere

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