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Prayers Needed for Husband (vanity)
1/1/2011 | MWEST MOM

Posted on 01/01/2011 1:07:04 AM PST by MWestMom

I found out Wednesday that Mr. MWestMom has some blocked arteries. That explains the fatigue, shortness of breath and eventually, the gripping chest pain. I finally talked him into the doc and they wasted no time in testing lungs and heart. Lungs fine, heart has two blocked arteries. So, Wed. the 5th he'll be undergoing angioplasty and hopefully they can fix the issue with stints.

We would appreciate any and all prayers that the procedure is all that is needed and goes well. Thank you so much in advance for your thoughts and prayers!

Ladies, make sure you lean on the mister if he starts seeming more inactive than usual, fatigued, short of breath, has chest pain and mood changes. All of these are signs of impending heart issues. My bub's heart looks very strong, no damage done yet and he's going to feel 100% better after the procedure according to friends who have had it as well. We're so glad he didn't wait until he actually had an attack!


TOPICS: Health/Medicine
KEYWORDS: health; heartdisease

1 posted on 01/01/2011 1:07:07 AM PST by MWestMom
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To: MWestMom

We will pray..My hubby has a stent which restored him to a vigorus life and I know lots of folks who have had this procedure. However, any invasive procedure causes anxiety until it is done and prayer is our support in every situation, always. God Bless and Happy New Year.


2 posted on 01/01/2011 1:18:20 AM PST by jazzlite (esat)
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To: MWestMom

You have my prayers. :-)


3 posted on 01/01/2011 1:19:53 AM PST by upsdriver (to undo the damage the "intellectual elites" have done. . . . . Sarah Palin for President!)
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To: MWestMom

God bless you and your husband. Prayers are surely up. My FIL had chest pains for some time, finally went in for a check up, and was operated on the very next day — quadruple bypass. You’re so right about leaning on the misters.


4 posted on 01/01/2011 1:21:56 AM PST by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: MWestMom

Prayers Up! Looking forward to hearing that your husband sailed through the procedure and that you’re both looking toward the healthy new year!


5 posted on 01/01/2011 1:33:27 AM PST by ransomnote
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To: MWestMom
Prayers for Mr. MWestMom. It is good that he is in care and have a Happy and Healthier New Year!
6 posted on 01/01/2011 1:38:10 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Stupid Obama still lacks the experience needed to be President.)
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To: MWestMom

There are some extraordinary new stint technologies coming down the pike from Israel. Prayers up for your husband, and know that the medical procedures are very advanced, very effective, and becoming more so.


7 posted on 01/01/2011 1:40:28 AM PST by golux
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To: MWestMom

He and you are in my prayers. God Bless.


8 posted on 01/01/2011 1:49:54 AM PST by rambo316 (Rush is Right, Odumbo is an Imposter.)
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To: MWestMom

Not to alarm you or anything, but my dad went in for an angioplasty and they pushed a clot through before the heparin was in full effect. Stroked out on the table.

That was a number of years ago and I don’t know if high dose heparin is still a pretreatment.

This is just for your information and my dad made a 90-95% recovery from the stroke. And he’s still going good at 77.

Take it as a suggestion as a question to ask.

It turned out that a second opinion, after the fact, determined bypass surgery was what was needed, not an angioplasty.

Prayers Up!


9 posted on 01/01/2011 1:51:41 AM PST by bigheadfred (As a rapturous voice escapes I will tremble a prayer and I'll ask for forgiveness...)
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To: MWestMom

He’ll come through just fine. He definitely needs to listen to you more though !

You are both in our prayers.


10 posted on 01/01/2011 2:24:34 AM PST by onona (dbada)
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To: MWestMom

My very good friend has had 3 stents in the last 4 years. He’s been in and out within 3 days of each incident. He felt great after he woke up from the operation. It’s almost like taking out tonsiles these days. Just get a good doctor.


11 posted on 01/01/2011 2:43:53 AM PST by muleskinner
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To: MWestMom

Sending prayers. My father has 9 stents and several angioplasties in his charts, all starting with a triple bypass in the early 80s. That was only supposed to be good for about 10 years, but we’ve been blessed with a double portion, praise be to our Heavenly Father!


12 posted on 01/01/2011 3:22:03 AM PST by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: MWestMom

Prayers for your husband and for you.


13 posted on 01/01/2011 3:50:00 AM PST by kitkat ( Obama: Hype and Chains.)
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To: MWestMom

Had the same thing happen to me when I was in my early 40s. Luckily no heart damage then or since. Your husband will be fine. Will say a prayer for him and you (my wife was wreck while the procedure was taking place).

After he’s up and about, have a look at the Pauling Therapy (Vitamin C & Lysine), and fish oil capsules. Just had a nuclear stress test (20+ years since my angio) and passed with flying colors, arteries all nice and clean.

Also pick up a copy of ‘Reversing Heart Disease’ by Dr. Dean Ornish for a slightly different approach.

God bless and don’t worry, it’s a pretty straightforward and safe procedure.


14 posted on 01/01/2011 4:41:23 AM PST by Jed Eckert
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To: MWestMom

Prayers for a successful surgery and swift recovery.


15 posted on 01/01/2011 4:45:44 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: MWestMom

Prayers are on the way. Please keep us posted, MWestMom.


16 posted on 01/01/2011 4:48:02 AM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: MWestMom; Brad's Gramma

Joining in with prayers up MWestMom and husband.


17 posted on 01/01/2011 4:57:46 AM PST by amom (Proud Blue Star Mom of a deployed US Army tanker)
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To: MWestMom

Prayers have been sent!


18 posted on 01/01/2011 5:12:59 AM PST by llmc1
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To: MWestMom

Praying that all goes well.


19 posted on 01/01/2011 5:20:58 AM PST by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: MWestMom

FReeper PRayer BUmp!


20 posted on 01/01/2011 5:28:43 AM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature (3(0|\|0/\/\1($ 101: (4P174L1$/\/\ R3QU1r3$ (4P174L. Could it be any more simple?)
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To: bigheadfred

I work with these patient post procedure. Complications with stents are rare and I’m sure the docs know what they’re doing.


21 posted on 01/01/2011 5:30:37 AM PST by whershey
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To: MWestMom

Prayers going up, I will also light a candle
at Church tomorrow for the both of you.

God Bless!


22 posted on 01/01/2011 5:35:46 AM PST by moscowmillsmuttlover (That's "mutt lover of moscow mills mutt")
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To: MWestMom

Prayers going up, I will also light a candle
at Church tomorrow for the both of you.

God Bless!


23 posted on 01/01/2011 5:37:10 AM PST by moscowmillsmuttlover (That's "mutt lover of moscow mills mutt")
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To: MWestMom

My prayers are with you and your family. May God wrap you in His love and heal your husband.


24 posted on 01/01/2011 5:41:11 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: MWestMom

Prayers being said.


25 posted on 01/01/2011 5:48:06 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: MWestMom

Prayers for your husband and you.


26 posted on 01/01/2011 6:48:31 AM PST by Coldwater Creek (He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty Psalm 91:)
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To: MWestMom

Prayers for you and your husband.


27 posted on 01/01/2011 7:23:36 AM PST by momtothree
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To: MWestMom

Prayers for your husband and to guide the hands of his doctor. They are so good at the procedure these days you will hardly notice it. I pray for many healthy and happy years for both of you.


28 posted on 01/01/2011 7:24:23 AM PST by McGavin999 ("I was there when we had the numbers, but didn't have the principles"-Jim DeMint)
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To: MWestMom
They can do miracles with stents. I had one inserted on 11/6/07 and it was the easiest thing to do. I had more problems with fillings to tell you the truth. They give you aspirin and like 8 doses of Plavix right before you have it done. You are awake, but they give you something that really makes you happy. The only down side is my doctor wants me to take Plavix for life. You do really bleed on it. I tore a hamstring 2 weeks ago and my leg turned black from the bruise.
29 posted on 01/01/2011 7:37:08 AM PST by Plumres
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To: MWestMom

Prayers are up everything will turn out fine.


30 posted on 01/01/2011 7:51:50 AM PST by Rappini ("Pro deo et Patria.)
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To: MWestMom

Prayers for you and Mr. WestMom as he undergoes this procedure on Tuesday. Both my brothers have had it, with success. As I recall, it can be done with only 1 overnight in the hospital, then home.

You are absolutely right about the need to keep on top of their (and our) medical conditions. So much non-invasive testing is available with modern medical technology that is painless and can avoid problems before they become serious trouble.


31 posted on 01/01/2011 7:56:29 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: MWestMom
Joining with your FReeper family that the Lord would use your beloved husband's medical team as instruments of His healing ... that the procedure would be flawless and the recovery swift and sure, to the Praise of the Great Physician. Amen ...
32 posted on 01/01/2011 8:08:58 AM PST by Pegita ('Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word ...)
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To: MWestMom

With many other FReepers, I will pray for Mr. MWestmom.

My dad had the same procedure, and all went well. For all the bashing and trashing they take, American medical people real unsung heroes in my book.

I will pray that God gives them the skill and the wisdom required, and peace of mind to all.


33 posted on 01/01/2011 11:43:07 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans - don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: MWestMom
Thanks to everyone that has shared their best wishes, prayers, and stories of similar situations with me. I've passed along all this info to the mister and he is a little more convinced than he had been before about how well he is going to feel after this. A former colleague had lunch with my husband and filled him in on what to expect. That helped his anxiety a lot. He goes in on Wednesday morning so I'll let you know how he does. Thanks again for all your responses/stories. They were a comfort!
34 posted on 01/03/2011 8:35:26 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: MWestMom
My Brother In Law, early sixties, had the same issue and had a stint put in. The difference is night and day.

One side effect, according to my Wife's Sister, is that her Husband has no further need for “ahem”, ED drugs.

May you have a wonderful 2011. LOL

Thoughts and prayers going out to the both of you.

35 posted on 01/03/2011 8:43:39 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Happy New Year!)
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To: Kickass Conservative

Hahahahahahahahahaha!!!! Now there is a happy side effect! You have a wonderful 2011 as well, whacka whacka! The mister is LHAO right now... Thanks for the good news!


36 posted on 01/03/2011 8:56:18 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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To: MWestMom

My pleasure. Now you kids behave yourselves. Don’t want to wake up the kids, or the dog. LOL

Don’t you just love where these threads end up?


37 posted on 01/03/2011 9:05:46 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (Happy New Year!)
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Thank you to all who offered up prayers for Mark’s surgery yesterday. Two stints in one artery and ballooning of two more later and he is doing well and recovering nicely. Hardest part for him was lying flat for 6 hours after two back surgeries.

Thank you again for all of your prayers! We felt them and you have ours anytime you need them! I love Freepers!


38 posted on 01/06/2011 10:39:06 PM PST by MWestMom (Tread carefully, truth lies here.)
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