Diseases of the Heart and Circulatory System

In early February of 2005 my husband had a heart catheterization due to some symptoms he had been having.  Interesting timing, as February is a month set aside in the medical community as Heart Month, perhaps because it is also the same month as we remember Valentines Day.  The doctor felt that this was the most accurate way of determining whether or not there were any blocked arteries, or other arterial diseases.



My "Valentine" did fine with the catheterization, he had 40 - 50% blockages in two of his 5 arteries, the others were fine. He was a diabetic and had borderline high blood pressure and cholesterol, all of this a difficult challenge for the Heart and Circulatory System.

-->


Then in the summer of 2007, on Father's Day, my husband had a heart attack.  We didn't know what was happening at the time it occurred. He had a stent put in a 100% blockage and another 2 weeks later in a 75% blocked artery.  He had gained quite a bit of weight, and suffered a good bit of stress due to job loss. At the time, we were thankful that he sustained no serious heart damage. 

Fast forward to the summer of 2009 and he developed a heart irregularity that required a cardiac ablation, which put it back in proper rhythm, until the winter of 2010 when he had a bad case of the flu, and yes, he had a flu shot, but got the flu anyway.  The battle went on because he was a diabetic, and needed to keep his blood sugars and weight under control, and keep up with exercise.  

On November 2 of 2015, my husband once again had a heart attack, and a stent in time to save his life, according to the doctor. He also had another cardiac ablation right after Christmas to put his heart back in rhythm, and all was well for 2-3 years.

Sadly, at this update in October of 2018, I must share that my precious husband passed in his sleep in August of 2017. It has taken me all of this time to be ready to update these pages with this information, but I did share a bit at this post.


I did my best to help my husband, by giving him things like Mega-Chel that helps chelate plaque from the arteries.  The eating part, I did my part as his wife, but a person has to want to eat right, and fight the battle against weight gain to be successful, and that is challenging for so many.



You may also be interested in reading about Cardio-Assurance or Mega-Chel. They have been helpful to many as support to the circulatory system. You can find more information about these by searching in the search field at this link.



Image Credit: Stevepb on Pixabay

Updated 11/2/18

No comments:

Post a Comment

FEATURED ARTICLES:

Replacing NutriSystem With Your Own Foods - a Complete Weight Loss Plan

OFFSITE ARTICLES by happynutritionist (you are leaving this site when you visit the following links):

How to Start the DASH Diet - Free Printable Tracking Charts

How to Make Pumpkin Spiced Tea

How to Make Textured Vegetable Soy Protein - TVP

How to Make Kombucha - a Healthy Fermented Drink

About Quinoa - How to Grow and Cook Quinoa

Portion Control with Meal Measure and Portion Control Dishes

__________________________

COOKIES, PRIVACY and DISCLOSURE POLICIES

CONTENT SOURCE CREDIT: Certain posts contain information from an educational series offered by Wholefood Farmacy with personal insights added or more current information added when updating. All such information is used with permission.

SITE-WIDE DISCLAIMER

The Purpose of this Website, and About the Author

Visitor Count:

blogspot visit counter

Check PageRank