Tuesday, June 19, 2007

With All My Heart


I told a friend the other day that I have been to the doctor more in the last two years than I have been in my whole life. Not that I am sick or feeling bad but I guess I’m at that age where things can go wrong. So I guess it’s a good thing that my doctor is so familiar these days.

I am in Wichita tonight but will fly back to Atlanta tomorrow afternoon so I can make my 7:30AM appointment with a local cardiologist on Thursday. I’m having what is called a nuclear stress test and I’ve been reading all about it tonight. I will exercise on a treadmill and they will shoot a radioactive substance in my veins so they can see if there are blood flow problems in my heart when it is under stress. After that they will do an Echocardiogram which I think is an ultrasound test to check out my heart chambers and valves.

I’m not exactly sure about all the medical procedures but I am very sure that I have only one heart and it’s like really important to living. And I would be fibbing if I didn’t say that I am just a little nervous about the prospects of what they may find. I’m not planning on losing any sleep over it tonight but I did have the urge to read about what they are about to do. But I am also very sure that if something is wrong I would much rather find out this way than waiting until I have the big one. So I am ready.

I understand that this procedure is done many times every day in every hospital in every city. But in all those other cases they are looking at other folks’ hearts. This one happens to be mine if you know what I mean.


The Bible says that whatever I do I should do it with all my heart. I kinda live by that. I also love a lot of folks with all my heart. I have a big one. And I still have a lot of stuff in my heart I want to share with you. So I need all of mine.

Unless something just slaps me in the face I’ll probably take a couple of days off from blog land. But I’ll be back determined more than ever to do what’s in my heart with all my heart.

In the meantime you keep me in your heart.

5 comments:

judy s said...

The procedure is painless, but the time that it takes isn't. The waiting was what almost did me in. I told my doctor there was need to order another stress test, because just the mention of it was stree enough. I am claiming a good report.You are in my prayers.

Anonymous said...

I HAVE HAD THIS DONE THREE TIMES AND I AGREE WITH JUDY THAT THE WAITING IS THE WORST PART. THE LAST TIME I HAD IT DONE I ALMOST WENT TO SLEEP WHILE THE CAMERA WAS GOING AROUND MY BODY FOR THE SECOND TIME. I PRAY YOU WILL GET AS GOOD A REPORT AS I HAVE ALWAYS RECEIVED.
PEGGY LUCAS

Anonymous said...

I'll be thinking of you and I have every confidence that you will get a terrific report. I'm in Augusta
"grandbaby sitting" and loving every minute of it!! All of us "grands" have to be around for a long time to enjoy these little "gifts from God".
Dixie

Rebecca Truscott said...

I will be thinking of you and hope that all goes well, and will keep you in my prayers!! :o)

Anonymous said...

I didn't see this until Thursday night, but hope everything went well with your tests this morning. Will say a prayer for you for a peaceful night's sleep. LL in SC