Yap! as quite clearly obvious on the photo here under, I am now officially… a professional “NAPPER”!😴😉 … and I clearly seem to have fallen in love with taking naps at UNC! 😍😉
( I of course kind of wish, that all of my UNC “naps” 😉 … would not necessarily be happening while being tied up to a surgery table and with very many sharp objects and needles all around! lol …but hey!… a nap is a nap right!? 😉 )
Bonjour my dear Friends ❤
After my last week’s surgery (my 7th!), for which soooo many of you have offered SO much love, caring and support, I thought that I would share today with you a little health update about it all… and extend a huge THANK YOU so much again to so many of YOU ❤ for the gift of your true caring and in helping me get through my journey of endless health struggles…
So, here are these few sharings about this latest brand new surgery (and since “destiny” has clearly decided that I had not already been put through enough surgeries over this past year or so right!? 😉).
During that surgery, my amazing and incredibly skilled surgeon Dr. Rossi, inserted a longgggggg tube through the ARTERY in my wrist (or sometimes as in the past, through my groin! – my “little friend”😉 of course NOT being too happy when the scope goes in that way! 😕 lol – “his” main complain in such case is in the spirit of ” Hey! too close IS too close! ” lol ) … and in order to check for many possible issues such as a possible new blockages to my heart?… or to check if one of my 4 stents might have collapsed?… or to check all around what is left of my heart (since almost 1/2 of my heart is now forever scar tissue aka pretty much “dead“!😔) … all looking for possible reasons which could maybe explain why I have been feeling SO incredibly tired, exhausted (and having a hard time breathing on any uphill walk, even if for only a few steps) on most days and for these past few months 😔
The end result of that surgery, which I am of course immensely GRATEFUL for ! ❤ … is that my surgeon did not find any new alarming issues, to which I of course most definitely said a big ” Yippppi yayyy!!! ” to that! 😃😍 … now the downside of it all, and as is often the case in such medical situations where we are “fishing” for possible “explanations” of chronic symptoms… is that I am unfortunately back to square one and none of my doctors have any idea of why I have been feeling so bad, and so often😔… and I am also of course therefore left with not much hope for possible solutions to those struggles.
As a little side note, one of the main struggles about that particular surgery on that day ended up being that, for some reasons (probably a combination of being so “banged up” overall + blood thinners + 6 previous surgeries!) my artery decided to bleed for… well, 7 hours! (instead of one or two as is the norm in recovery from that surgery) …and when after 3 hours of not being able to stop the bleeding (as you can see on the attached photo with huge pressure on my wrist to prevent …bleeding out to death!) the nurse came to look at my wrist for the nth time and started to mumble ” Hummm! This has never happened before!… let me go ask the Doctors what to do!?… “ … then your mind goes… hummmm? NOT SO GOOD right!? lol … this is really NOT what you want to hear being in the hospital just a few hours post surgery right!? lol … but after 7 hours or so it finally stopped and my little sunshine Stephanie and I were sooo relieved and grateful! 😇 (Stephanie ❤❤❤ is ALWAYS there for me and SOOOOOO AMAZINGLY SUPPORTIVE and HELPFUL through those endless health struggles and through my so very many surgeries and procedures… and she of course came to help me through it all on that day – as well as my dear friend Ginny😍 ).
By the way, ALL of the medical teams, nurses, doctors, surgeons and staff at UNC most definitely have my forever highest ADMIRATION and GRATEFULNESS for their incredible skills, expertise, and true and endless kindness!!! ❤
And I want to voice here a very special and heartfelt HUGE THANKS to my AMAZING heart surgeon Dr. Rossi!!!
He is by far one of the kindest surgeon, Doctor and human being who I have ever had the pleasure to meet… and it is truly my privilege to be gifted his amazing expertise and incredibly kind heart.
Dr. Rossi is truly caring beyond words, and has always been available to help me and support me every step of the way since my massive heart attack (and the many times where I would get very scared or worried by new symptoms or new issues).
Words can never express how forever GRATEFUL I am to him!!! ❤
And, as always, sending lots of LOVE to YOU❤ … and please PLEASE (not a typo😉) never for an instant forget to IMMENSELY CHERISH your good health, if you happen to be so lucky as to enjoy that ultimate privilege, and if your days are NOT filled with endless sources of pain and health struggles like, very sadly, the days or way too many people tragically are 😔🤕 (my own days now included😔).