Just wanted to give you all and Update. Not sure if I will be able to Put any more kits up or not this year. I am working on the Christmas Kit. And Hope to get as much as I can done of it. But I am not sure how the next couple of months will go. I am going to have to go in the hospital for By-Pass surgery on my Subclavian Artery. It is 100% blocked right at my aorta. I will find Oct 10th when the procedure will be done, What I have to expect afterwards as far as recovery is concerned.
The Blockage caused me to have what is Known as Subclavian Steal Syndrome. My arm is stealing blood meant to travel to my brain. It is has caused my blood flow to in reverse. This is blood
needed to get oxygen to my brain. It has caused my BP to be extremely low in my Left arm, In June I started having a lot of issues I can not stand long with out getting dizzy and feeling as if I will pass out. I also get bad headaches and blurred vision at times. It is rare to get this but the fact I am left handed most likely helped to make it become symptomatic.
I am scheduled to have a 2nd heart cath tomorrow. He wants to look and see how bad my left carotid artery is blocked. If it is over 60% block he is also going to repair it. I am not scheduled for my bypass surgery Nov 12th at 1 pm. That time could move up but the Date will stay the same. I do my preop registration on Oct 25. He said he would try to only keep me overnight only as long as I promised to stay on bed rest for at least 3 to 4 days. But of course that depends on how things go during the procedure. I surely would rather be at home to recover than in a hospital any day lol. Any way this is the latest up date for me.