I’m A-OK!

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Yesterday’s heart cath was not a fun experience, but as it turned out, I had NO BLOCKAGES at all! I was so happy to hear that! With my high triglycerides & high cholesterol it is very surprising, but I know I have only been granted a reprieve, and it won’t last forever. It is past time for me to get my act together — to eat right and exercise, the way I have known I should do for a long, long time. I’ve had high cholesterol for at least 5 years, and it has just gotten worse over time. I’ve also gained weight, about 30 lbs. over the last 4 1/2 years.

Fortunately, I have had no problems with high blood sugar or blood pressure. These often co-occur with the high cholesterol etc. to form “metabolic syndrome”. Some of the meds I take, especially Seroquel, can cause metabolic syndrome.

I’m taking it easy for a few days to make sure the catheter insertion site doesn’t break open and start to bleed again. Because they put it in an artery, any break would cause blood to spurt out every time my heart beats. Yikes!

Thanks to everyone who commented & liked my post yesterday about the procedure. I hope all my readers are having a good day!

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