Thank you for your prayers, your calls, and texts.
It’s awesome to know that friends from all over the world have been praying.
The goal was to have two surgeons go into my heart from opposite sides to unclog the blocked artery and then to place a stent or stents into the artery.
The surgeons spent about three and half hours trying to open up the clogged artery but they were unable to do so. Not only were they unable to unclog the artery but they found that the artery in question has two separate blockages – Go big or go home they say…if you’re going to have one blockage, why not two!!!
The plan is now to give my arteries a chance to recover from the 3.5 hour procedure and go back in there in about six weeks. This time, I will be having the procedure done at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle by a doctor who is one of the leading doctors in this type of procedure.
Bottom line, I get to do all this again in six weeks.
How am I doing?
I am a wee bit sore. I don’t remember being this bruised or sore from the other angioplasties I’ve had, but none of my previous procedures lasted three and half hours. Normally they are in and out in about thirty minutes.
The main thing now is not to do anything to cause bleeding from the puncture sites. So my job is to lay low for a week until the puncture sites are completely healed.
Spiritually and emotionally doing great. God’s got this. God can do whatever God pleases. I am completely at peace with whatever future God has in store.
Shoot, going through this in six weeks again is not ideal, but I’m still alive and I get to be with my family…not complaining.
I look forward to being back in the office and at church in a week.
Again, thank you all for your prayers and thoughts. Hope you’re all doing well! Blessings!
So…Samurai or Monk?