4 Bypasses, 11 Stents and Counting…

On left: pre-procedure blocked artery; On right: post-procedure cleared and stented artery

Woo hoo! The procedure was successful. The surgeons were able to unclog the arteries and placed 5 stents to help keep the artery open.

  • Four bypasses (the wire things on the pic are where they tied the rib cage together after the open heart)
  • 11 stents – I’m going for a record. No I’m not. But as long as they don’t have to crack open my rib cage again, they can put as many stents as necessary!

How do I feel?

The fog has lifted. You know how when you’re really tired or when you’re sick, you feel like you’re slogging through water and there’s an over-all sense of fatigue? That’s how I felt for a few months now. That is, until today. For the first time in months, I feel alert. The fatigue and weariness is gone! Woo hoo! I’ve been turbo-charged!!!

What’s the plan?

I will be resting at the house for a few days. The entry points for the procedure need to heal. Should they start bleeding again, because it’s one of the largest arteries in the body, I could bleed out in no time. So, the plan is to chill and let my arteries heal.

The goal is to worship with the Little Church and Lakewood Grace folks on Easter Sunday!

I am thankful that our doctors have the technology to keep me alive. I will keep watching my diet, exercise, take my meds and do my part. As I’ve been saying, as long as God has things for me to do around here, God will continue to keep me around.

Thank you all for your prayers, calls, and texts.

2 thoughts on “4 Bypasses, 11 Stents and Counting…

  1. You simply rock, James Kim! Your smile, positive attitude, and spiritual leadership is amazing. Heal, friend!

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