Posted in Cardiovascular, Eat Healthy, Life, Uncategorized, WegoHealth

Go For One Thing And Find Out  Something Else. Rbbb The Newest Diagnosis 

So back in December as you recall I mentioned I was diagnosed with an umbilical hernia.

I needed to get ekg to get the clearance for repair surgery.

I guess it’s standard when your over 50 and having hbp 
Well the ekg apparently didn’t look good they mentioned a poor R wave progression even asked if I had a heart attack in the past. 

I fearfully replied no, not that I’m aware of. 
So I had to now get a cardiologist who suggested a stress test I agreed. 
I would be injected with nuclear medicine to help with the pictures 
What Is an Exercise Stress Test?

The exercise stress test — also called a stress test, exercise electrocardiogram, treadmill test, graded exercise test, or stress ECG is a test used to provide information about how the heart responds to exertion. It usually involves walkingon a treadmill or pedaling a stationary bike at increasing levels of difficulty, while your electrocardiogram, heart rate, and blood pressure are monitored.

There are 2 kinds 

1. Dobutamine or Adenosine Stress Test: This test is used in people who are unable to exercise. A drug is given to make the heart respond as if the person were exercising. This way the doctor can still determine how the heart responds to stress, but no exercise is required.

2. I chose to walk jog on my own on the treadmill 
Nuclear stress test: This test helps to determine which parts of the heart are healthy and function normally and which are not. A very small and harmless amount of radioactive substance is injected into the patient. Then the doctor uses a special camera to identify the rays emitted from the substance within the body; this produces clear pictures of the heart tissue on a monitor. These pictures are done both at rest and after exercise. Using this technique, a less than normal amount of thallium will be seen in those areas of the heart that have a decreased blood supply.

Funny they say it’s harmless yet I can’t hold a baby or child for 24 hours and I will set off the alarms at the airport 

Even having Avascular Necrosis/Osteonecrosis the thought of someone speeding up my heart for me with medication freaked me out. 
So I insisted that I walk,jog whatever in my own. 

I will just pray my knee that has avn holds up and that this test doesn’t kill me. 
So The big day arrived in mid March
Scared as hell I got ready for that stress test. 
It was a glorious day and the sunrise was amazing I took it as a sign everything was going to be ok. 
So I race walked my butt of at one heck of an incline. 
I made it 5-6 minutes which they said was good enough 

Then off to get a scan here and a scan there. 
So I survived Thank God. 

Got cleared for my umbilical hernia repair surgery and that was the end of March. 
I was however 

Diagnosed with Rbbb
A right bundle branch block (RBBB) is a heart block in the electrical conduction system. During a right bundle branch block, the right ventricle is not directly activated by impulses travelling through the right bundle branch. The left ventricle however, is still normally activated by the left bundle branch.
Your heart has a natural “pacemaker” called the sinoatrial (SA) node which sends an electrical impulse throughout your heart to cause it to beat (contract). That electrical impulse from the SA node first travels through the heart’s upper chambers (the atria). It then passes through a small group of cells called the atrioventricular (AV) node. The AV node checks the impulse and sends it along a track called the bundle of His. The bundle of His divides into a right bundle branch and a left bundle branch, which lead to your heart’s lower chambers (the ventricles).

Sometimes part of the heart’s conduction system is “blocked.” If an impulse is blocked as it travels through the bundle branches, you are said to have bundle branch block.

For the left and right ventricles to contract at the same time, an electrical impulse must travel down the right and left bundle branches at the same speed. If there is a block in one of these branches, the electrical impulse must travel to the ventricle by a different route. When this happens, the rate and rhythm of your heartbeat are not affected, but the impulse is slowed. Your ventricle will still contract, but it will take longer because of the slowed impulse. This slowed impulse causes one ventricle to contract a fraction of a second slower than the other.
Usually it’s not a big alarm unless you experience other heart issues. 
So now I have to see a cardiologist regularly 2-3x a year. 

And one good thing is I was told I didn’t have any unknown heart attack.

Here is a you tube video of a 

Explanation of RBBB

Posted in Arthritis, Avascular Necrosis, Cardiovascular, Chronic Pain, Eat Healthy, Factor V Leiden, Food, Inflammation, Life, OA, Osteonecrosis, Recipes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Uncategorized, Vegetables

Zucchini and Veggie Summer Salad and Boats 

Zucchini and Veggie Summer Salad:

serves 4

*4 medium tomatoes

*1/2 bunch basil (remove leaves from stems tear it. You never really want to chop basil)

*2-3 medium zucchini (sliced into 1/4 inch rounds) or you can spiral it I do that to. 

*1/2 red onion( sliced into very thin rounds)

*1-2 ears corn (cooked and cut off the cob)

*6 asparagus spears chopped

*1 cup broccoli or cauliflower chopped optional

*1/2 orange pepper sliced thin

*1 avocado

*4-6 radishes thinly sliced

*6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or lemon juice

*4 -5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

*1-2 cloves garlic minced

*salt and pepper to taste


Directions:

I like to cut the onions first and put in the bottom of the bowl with the balsamic vinegar to let it marinate a few minutes to take the bite out of the onion slightly i do this while I chop the rest of the ingredients
Except the avocado I always do this Last right before serving 
Combine ingredients in large bowl, add garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste. WaLa!!  
Summer in a bowl!  

Excellent served over fresh garlic and olive oil pasta or along side your favorite grilled meat if your a meat eater.

#Healthy

#SummerSalad

#AntiInflammatory 
Beta-carotene and vitamin C also have anti-inflammatory properties, thereby naturally curing ailments like osteoarthritis, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis, where swelling is immensely painful. 
The copper percentage in zucchini also helps in reducing the aching symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.
Maintains Optimal Health: As an outstanding source of manganese and vitamin C, zucchini is the best source of dietary fiber that will keep your body in the best shape for the long run.
 It also contains vitamin A, magnesium, folate, potassium, copper, and phosphorus . This summer squash also has a high content of omega-3 fatty acids, zinc, niacin, and protein. 
Moreover, vitamin B1, vitamin B6, vitamin B2, and calcium in zucchini assure optimal health. Zucchini is probably the best example of squash that has such a rich array of nutrients, including sugar, carbohydrates, soluble and insoluble fiber, sodium, minerals, amino acids and more. 
The folate ingredient of zucchini is highly commendable for pregnant women as well.
Promotes Men’s Health. 

Helps Keep You Disease-Free: Your overall health will surely improve if you consume zucchini regularly. It helps you prevent all kinds of diseases in a general sense. 
Studies have already declared that fiber-rich foods help to alleviate cancer conditions by washing away the cancer-causing toxins from cells in the colon. The vitamin C, folate and beta-carotene content in zucchini helps to protect these cells from the harmful chemicals that can lead to colon cancer. Beta-carotene and vitamin C also have anti-inflammatory properties, thereby naturally curing ailments like osteoarthritis, asthma, and rheumatoid arthritis, where swelling is immensely painful.

 The copper percentage in zucchini also helps in reducing the aching symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Overall Cardiovascular Protection: Zucchini is rich in nutritional value, especially during the summer, when it delivers countless advantages to the body. The food ranking systems in zucchini-rich countries have declared this squash has abundant of manganese and vitamin C that helps to keep the heart strong.

During the research, most of these nutrients are shown to be effective in the prevention of diabetic heart disease and atherosclerosis. The magnesium content notably reduces the risk of heart attacks and strokes. 

In combination with potassium, magnesium also helps in reducing high blood pressure. The vitamin C and beta-carotene found in summer squash helps in preventing the oxidation of cholesterol. 
Oxidized cholesterol builds up on blood vessel walls, but these nutrients reduce the development of atherosclerosis. The vitamin folate is required by the body to eliminate an unsafe metabolic byproduct called homocysteine, which can result in heart attacks and strokse if the levels rise too high. 

Zucchini’s fiber content lowers high cholesterol levels as well, thereby helping reduce the risk of atherosclerosis and heart disease due to diabetes.

As you well know, eating enough fruits and vegetables is important, so if you include zucchini in your daily diet, you are actually keeping your body healthy, well-hydrated and toxin-free in the long run. It is undoubtedly one of the most advantageous and healthy food choices that that is easy to consume and able to be enjoyed in many different and delicious forms.

VEGETARIAN STUFFED ZUCCHINI BOATS

Serves 6
INGREDIENTS

6 small to medium zucchini squash

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 cup diced Vidalia or other sweet onion

3 medium garlic cloves minced

1 cup sweet red pepper 1/2 inch diced

1/2 cup yellow corn

1/2 cup carrot diced 

One large handful of spinach 

1/3 cup any Bean of your choice

1 cup diced Crimini mushrooms diced

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

2/3 cup panko bread crumbs

1/3 cup rolled oats uncooked

1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1/4 cup grated Romano cheese

Additional grated parmesan to sprinkle over cooked squash

INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Trim stem end from squash. Cut about 1/3 off the top of each squash horizontally. Then cut a small horizontal sliver from the bottom so that the squash will sit flat and not roll. Dice the tops to ½ inch dice and set aside.

Using a small paring knife, cut around inside of squash then using a melon-baller, scoop out inside until the squash resembles a canoe. Try not to cut through to the bottom.

In a large skillet or frying pan heat the oil over medium heat. Add onion and cook two minutes. Add garlic, red pepper, mushrooms and cut up zucchini tops. Mix to combine and sauté one minute. Then add other veggies cook 1 more minute. 

Remove from heat and mix in oregano, basil, parsley, salt, pepper, crumbs and both cheeses. Mix to combine.

Divide the filling between each zucchini boat and press into squash filling and pressing as you fill to hold shape.

Bake for 30 to  40 minutes uncovered. Try not to over cook, otherwise the zucchini will start to get all saggy  and the filling will fall out 

As soon as they come out of the oven, sprinkle the tops with additional Parmesan cheese and serve.

Serve 2 halves and a small salad 🥗 

Posted in Avascular Necrosis, Cardiovascular, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, Life, OA, Uncategorized, WegoHealth

Today Is National Walking Day

National Walking Day 2017 April 5, 2017


I do love a good walk or hike.  

Studies have suggested that moderate physical activity has many proven benefits for overall health, such as lowering blood pressure, increasing HDL, or “good”, cholesterol and controlling weight. All these changes help to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, the nation’s No. 1 and No. 5 killers.

Gentle, low-impact exercise that’s easy, free and available to everyone here’s why walking rocks.
1. Walking strengthens your heart

Reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke by walking regularly. It’s great cardio exercise, lowering levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol while increasing levels of HDL (good) cholesterol. The Stroke Association says that a brisk 30-minute walk every day helps to prevent and control the high blood pressure that causes strokes, reducing the risk by up to 27 percent.

2. Walking lowers disease risk

A regular walking habit slashes the risk of type 2 diabetes by around 60 percent, and you’re 20 percent less likely to develop cancer of the colon, breast or womb with an active hobby such as walking.

3. Walking helps you lose weight

You’ll burn around 75 calories simply by walking at 2mph for 30 minutes. Up your speed to 3mph and it’s 99 calories, while 4mph is 150 calories (equivalent to three Jaffa cakes and a jam doughnut!). Work that short walk into your daily routine and you’ll shed the pounds in no time.

4. Walking prevents dementia

Older people who walk six miles or more per week are more likely to avoid brain shrinkage and preserve memory as the years pass. Since dementia affects one in 14 people over 65 and one in six over 80, we reckon that’s a pretty great idea.

5. Walking tones up legs, bums and tums

Give definition to calves, quads and hamstrings while lifting your glutes (bum muscles) with a good, regular walk. Add hill walking into the mix and it’s even more effective. Pay attention to your posture and you’ll also tone your abs and waist.

6. Walking boosts vitamin D

We all need to get outside more. Many people in the UK are vitamin D deficient, affecting important things like bone health and our immune systems. Walking is the perfect way to enjoy the outdoors while getting your vitamin D fix.

7. Walking gives you energy

You’ll get more done with more energy, and a brisk walk is one of the best natural energisers around. It boosts circulation and increases oxygen supply to every cell in your body, helping you to feel more alert and alive. Try walking on your lunch break to achieve more in the afternoon.

8. Walking makes you happy

It’s true  exercise boosts your mood. Studies show that a brisk walk is just as effective as antidepressants in mild to moderate cases of depression, releasing feel-good endorphins while reducing stress and anxiety. So for positive mental health, walking’s an absolute must.

Posted in Avascular Necrosis, Cardiovascular, Chronic Pain, Disclaimer, Eat Healthy, Food, Inflammation, Life, OA, Osteonecrosis, Recipes, Uncategorized, WegoHealth

Anti Inflammatory Smoothie 

Happy Bones Smoothie Turmeric Ginger  Smoothie with Coconut Oil today I added some pineapple to 😊
With six potent ingredients, this powerful smoothie packs an antioxidant blend of turmeric, ginger, coconut milk and chia seeds.

Ingredients

* 
2 cups unsweetened coconut milk

* 1 t turmeric

* 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil, softened

* 2 Tablespoons Raw or Manuka honey

* 2 teaspoons ginger, peeled and chopped

* 1 t chia seeds optional

* 1 cup ice, optional

Instructions

* Combine ice, coconut milk, turmeric, coconut oil, honey and ginger in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth and icy.

* 
Pour into a glass and stir in chia seeds. Wait a few minutes before drinking to allow chia seeds to bloom slightly.
You can also add
* 1/2 banana provides potassium and adds fiber & folate, Vitamin C, and Vitamin B6, all of which help to battle back arthritis and keep your symptoms to a minimum. Not only that but you’re getting the fiber from a banana, which can help your digestive system and help you be healthier overall.

* 1/2 cup diced mango adds vitamin C and Vitamin E in healthy doses, and contain beta Carotene which you can tell by their distinct color. This has been shown to help keep some types of arthritis from getting worse.

* 1/2 cup pineapple Bromelain, a protein-digesting enzyme in this tropical fruit, is surprisingly good at bringing down inflammation

Posted in Avascular Necrosis, Blessed, Cardiovascular, Chronic Pain, Life, OA, Osteonecrosis, Uncategorized, WegoHealth

The Stress Test

March 13, 2017


Today  was my big stress test nuclear stress test. I woke up ready to do this and pass it. Was a glorious morning and I’m feeling nervous but good. 

And as you see they didn’t kill me. For those who haven’t, gad a stress test I feel the need to describe, in detail, just how it goes. You know what I was told about the test? “You’ll be walking on a treadmill  and have an injection of dye to due imaging with, so wear comfortable shoes.” Yep, that’s about it. But I’m here to tell you the whole story.
I’m not going to lie I wasn’t worried they’d kill me I was worried that I wouldn’t pass it. 
It was stressful and difficult and a sigh of relief came when I knew I survived every part of the stress test. 

When I first got to Mercy St Elizabeth Heart and Vascular Center 
I was ask a series of questions 

Then they seemed a bit confused as there were 3 different orders for stress test in my notes
So I clarified 

I agreed to do a stress test nuclear

With me on treadmill 
NOT injections to speed my heart. 
Because bone problems or not I’m doing that treadmill.

So after the confusion was cleared up.
I got an iv line and special nuclear die to show up when they do images of my heart. 
Then my blood pressure was checked 

138/62 

You can tell I’m a bit nervous 

My bp is usually 128/74

So I waited about 30 minutes in a waiting room and then went in to get 13 minutes gama camera  imaging 
Had to lay flat on back which uncomfortable cz of the Spondylolithesis 
And pillow under legs. 

Left arm over head 

Right arm strapped to my side with iv line 

And the machine took several pictures.

Now that that’s over on to the treadmill 

I don’t drink but I’m ready for a glass of wine right about now. And it’s only 845am . I guess I’m afraid because I was a smoker for 37 years and I am afraid of bad news.
So bp taken again

Hooked up to all lines to monitor my heart rate it has to get to at least 142 to 170 heart rate.
As they are joining me up I’m praying, praying all is ok and praying my bones can take it. 
So on treadmill i started as a slow walk then incline went steep and then speed increased a lot. I was doing good 1 minute in two minutes in still able to talk and it’s going pretty fast 3 minutes harder to talk but I did they take your bp while your still speed walking , honestly by the 4.5 minute mark I’m breathing hard, I don’t want to answer questions. I have to last 5 minutes or I fail. 
I’m not failing this damn test. 

So I try and slow my breathing as it feels like I’m running a marathon 

Thank God 

I made it past 5 minutes 

Bones doing good and I’m proud of myself 

6 minutes I’m done. 

Now to cool down.

Bp getting checked again 
She brings me water 
Now I wait to get more images


This time 18 minutes long, left arm over head. 
Ok now that’s done.  
I get water and b p checked again

I had a few coughing spells about 15 minutes after the stress test partway over. I was breathing pretty hard. 
They tell me Doctor will review it all and should call me in a day or 2. 
I’m also not to hold any babies for 24 due to radiation 
And they gave me a paper in case I needed to go to airport because I would be setting off their alarms. 

Crazy Stuff!!
So now I wait. I’m exhausted and glad it’s over. But I’m happy because I did it . 

And I did it my self. No drugs to speed my heart rate , I did it myself 
And with my bones and issues I have had that makes me feel good that I was able to complete the task. 

Thank You Lord for  being right beside me. 

Today’s Song Before the Morning  by    Josh Wilson


by Josh Wilson

Test (Myocardial Perfusion Scan)

A nuclear stress test, also called a myocardial perfusion scan, is a type of nuclear medicine procedure. This means that a tiny amount of a radioactive substance, called a radionuclide, is used to evaluate the heart’s function and blood flow. 

A nuclear stress test is used to identify and assess potential blockages inside the coronary arteries. The test shows the blood flow to the heart muscle when it is stressed by either exercise or a stress inducing medication and to determine what areas of the heart have decreased blood flow. This is done by reviewing images of the heart obtained after injecting a radionuclide (thallium or technetium) through an intravenous catheter into a vein in the arm or hand. 

There are two types of nuclear stress tests, one that is used in conjunction with exercise (exercise stress test) and one that is used in conjunction with medication (pharmacologic stress test). 

Nuclear Stress Test With Exercise 

A nuclear stress test with exercise is used to determine what areas of the heart muscle have decreased blood flow during exercise. This test is done by first injecting a radionuclide (thallium or technetium) through an intravenous catheter into a vein in the arm or hand while the patient is at rest. After the radionuclide has been injected and has circulated through the blood stream, a special machine called a gamma camera takes pictures of the heart while the person lies still on a table. This scanning usually lasts about 15‐20 minutes. This is the rest scan of the heart. 

Next, the exercise stress test is performed with the patient walking on a treadmill. At peak exercise, a second radionuclide dose is injected through the intravenous catheter. After the radionuclide has been injected and has circulated through the blood stream, a second scan of the heart is performed in the gamma camera. This scanning also lasts about 15‐20 minutes. This is the stress scan of the heart. 

Any areas of the heart that have blocked or partially blocked arteries will be seen on the scans as “cold spots,” or “defects,” because these areas will be unable to absorb the radionuclide into the heart. 

Pharmacological (“Chemical”) Stress Test 

A pharmacologic stress test is used when the physician has determined that exercise on a treadmill is not an appropriate choice due to the patient’s medical or physical condition. In this situation, medications are given that either cause the coronary arteries to dilate or cause the heart rate to increase. This pharmacologic response is similar to the response caused by exercise. 

This test is done by first injecting a radionuclide (thallium or technetium) through an intravenous 
Notify the staff if you have a pacemaker or defibrillator. 
Please wear comfortable clothing as well as a pair of comfortable walking shoes or sneakers. 


Based upon your medical condition, your physician may request other specific preparation. 
Nuclear Stress Procedure 
A nuclear stress test may be performed on an outpatient basis or as part of your stay in a hospital. Procedures may vary depending on your condition and your physician’s practices. Generally, a nuclear stress test scan follows this process:

You will be asked to remove any jewelry or other objects that may interfere with the pictures of your heart.

You maybe given a gown to wear.

An intravenous catheter will be placed in your arm or hand.

You will be connected to an ECG machine with leads and a blood pressure cuff will be placed on 
your arm.

During a Nuclear Stress Test With Exercise 


You will exercise on a treadmill. The intensity of the exercise will be gradually increased by increasing the speed and incline of the treadmill.

Your heart rate and blood pressure will be monitored. Once you have reached your maximal exercise point (determined by your heart rate and age), the radionuclide will be injected through the intravenous catheter.

After the radionuclide has been injected, you will need to continue to exercise for one to two minutes more to let the radionuclide circulate. The treadmill is then slowed down and stopped.
During a Pharmacological (“Chemical”) Nuclear Stress Test 
You will not exercise on a treadmill. Instead, a medication is injected through the intravenous catheter to simulate the stress. 
Your heart rate and blood pressure will be monitored. 
The radionuclide will be injected through the intravenous catheter. 
Procedure Completion, Both Methods

If you experience any symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness or severe fatigue at any point during the procedure, let the physician, nurse or technologist know.

Once you reach baseline values (heart rate and blood pressure) you will be disconnected from the EKG machine and informed of the waiting time before the final set of post‐stress images.

    

During the Imaging Procedure 

You will lie flat on the gamma camera while the images of your heart are obtained.

If possible, your arms will be positioned above your head. It will be necessary for you to lie very 
still while the images are being taken, as movement can adversely affect the quality of the 
images.

After both the rest and stress scans have been completed and processed, you will be informed 
that you are finished with the test.

The physician who referred you for the nuclear stress test should receive the results by the next 
business day.

I’m exhausted nap time 


Posted in Avascular Necrosis, Blessed, Cardiovascular, Chronic Pain, Factor V Leiden, Life, OA, Osteonecrosis, Uncategorized, WegoHealth

Dealing with Chronic Pain & Lifes Curve Balls

Unlike having cancer or being hurt in any type of accident, most people do not understand chronic pain and the effects it can have on the body , mind and spirit, and for those that think they know,including doctors, family , friends many are actually misinformed.So in the spirit of informing those who wish to try and understand: These are the things that I would like you to understand about me before you judge me or anyone else that tells you they live with chronic pain.

When you’ve got the flu you probably feel aweful, body aches, muscles hurt and when you break a bone the constant deep ache you feel and pain you feel that just dont want to let up sucks ….until its healed and then ta da your all better

People with chronic pain dont really get the ta da your now all better I’ve had pain for years,its been mild moderate severe ya just never know, its tiring frustrating and its not always unbearable but some days it can be.

I hate to be miserable its a real joy killer not just my joy but others around me as well. So everday, I work hard at not being miserable if I am in pain that day.

So, if you’re talking to me and I sound happy, it means I’m happy. That’s all.
It doesn’t mean that I’m painfree or not extremely tired, or that I’m all better, or any of those things.

Please don’t say, “Oh, you’re sounding better!” or “But you dont look sick” Or “Your looking so healthy!” Or get pissed off at me because my tone gives you the wrong idea…..

I like so many others with chronic pain are coping.
Please understand that “getting out and doing things” often makes me feel better because I am out and living but then later on if I have done to much I can feel pretty crappy.

Many don’t know what I go through some days or how I choose deal with my pain in my own private time. I personally dont like to broadcast Hey I feel like shit today stay your distance.

I need to exercise so I can prevent from becoming so stiff and honestly some days i just want to remain on the sofa. But I will exercise somewhat everyday. I have learned that 30 minutes a day doesnt have to all come at one time to be helpful. Break it up 3x 10 or 2x 15. Have to keep the  circulation  moving

Im sorry if I seem touchy,short or angry somedays it’s probably because I am. Its the pain talking or the stiffness from the change in weather that has me feeling like a 2×4 piece of wood. It’s not how I try to be. As a matter of fact, I try very hard to be my normal self you know the way I was before all this pain set in.. I hope you will try to understand. I have been, and am still, going through a lot. Chronic pain is hard for you to understand unless you have had it. It wreaks havoc on the body and the mind. It is exhausting somedays.

Now I wont lie my pain has gotten better but everyday I always have a little pain and then days I gave moderate pain. 

After all I am dealing with Osteoarthritis, Osteonecrosis, Spondylolthesis in L5b S1. It would be great if they all would give me a break for a while and I could be pain free. I can’t even remember  what totally pain free feels like. I know less pain is fabulous 

I changed many things                                  My diet to raw and cooked veggies and about 80 percent plant based, and  adding lots of herbs  and supplements help  and I drink Golden Milk a few times a week .
I have learned ways to help my pain…..until life throws yet another curve ball your way. Then you stop and wonder why… why something else….dont I have enough?

I know I will trust in the Lord to help through yet another something…..and be gratful the Lord is always with me….

Now  my December something ….was my husband having a heart attack and stent surgery on top of that dealing with all the walking  in the hospital and having to be strong for someone else, again.Its exhausting.
I am now taking out the trash carrying all the groceries in in multiple trips ,making sure your ok.
Some days I am just tired of being the strong one. But what choice do I have?

So as others need my help I go on put my pain on the back burner until I have a moment of peace to just cry or all myself to be exhausted. 

I try to protect my bones and lift differently and I ended up with
an unbilical hernia. Just diagnosed a couple months ago…….Great another something… happy January something 

I mean wow something else to add to this crazy life… so check this out I schedule surgery to fix hernia for March 9 2017 just need to go get an ekg and all set..another something ..February something…….But then I know I will trust in the Lord to help through yet another something…..and be gratful the Lord is always with me….

So I do an ekg comes back with some shit poor r wave progression.
So I was asked Mrs Andio when was your heart attack

Im like what ? Never!! Ok Now Im scared…  this something is scary 

What do I do?  I ask the usual why me questions and just pray 

I know I will trust in the Lord to help through yet another something…..and be gratful the Lord is always with me….
So I was then told we cant clear you for surgery until you see a Cardiologist

Oh God can I scream now !!

Its like never ending bullshit 
So now I am scared
Those once a day cigarettes I was having done
No more

So I am worried for days until I see a Cardiologist my anxiety is high and fear of heart disease has me very afraid 

Thank God when I did see the Cardiologist he was cool and very kind
They did do another ekg and said things looked pretty good….but that kinda confuses me.  But I’m not going to question a good ekg.  We talked about a nuclear stress test and I’m in. 
Because  my family history
Dad died at age 56
Mom died at age 65
both with cardiovascular issues

I agreed

So I go tomorrow ……..my March something  , it would be great to have a great something!! Like you won the lotto something or you got a lot of blog sponsors something 

Im nervous yet glad and hopeful I pass. I sure hope the stress test doesn’t kill me. 

I am choosing to walk/ jog vs getting injected with a medication that will speed up my heart for me. That would freak me out.  And told this test will last about 3-4 hours. Having treadmill and then pictures etc…..

So I’m praying my bones and back all hang in there. 

I can visualize the lady on the tread mill hold the wine and falling flat on her face …

But I wont be having wine… I get a nuclear injection
This will monotor my blood flow at rest and on exertion
the test will also provide images…

Soo wish me luck ….

One thing about pain is when your faced with other pressing health issues , you realize the pain in bones suck but at least Im alive. So I will keep pressing on battling pain and for now praying my heart is ok. I’m choosing to have faith in my bones. And  I’m putting all pain out of my brain. 

No matter what you have pain, chronic pain, illness what ever
learn to be grateful for everyday we have here on this amazing great planet.

To read about how I help control my pain scroll around my blog
Have a great Painfree or Less Painful Day ……..

Here is my song of the day Need You Now by Plumb  Need You Now

I know I will trust in the Lord to help through yet another something…..and be gratful the Lord is always with me….

 

 

#Osteoarthritis

#Osteonecrosis

#Spondylolithesis

#Spoonie

#ChronicPain

#Life

#Grateful