Skip to main content

Monday's Miracle

 In 2007 I had my first major heart attack. I had horrible heart disease and did not know it.  Now we know it's completely from a genetic mutation I have called MTHFR gene mutation. It causes me to develop tumors on my adrenals which led to undiagnosed Cushing's Disease. 

I had 23 blockages in my heart so they did quintuple bypass surgery. Since then I have had well over 20 surgeries, 15 stents, lost my colon, went blind in my right eye, and suffered 4 strokes from a newly discovered PFO or hole in my heart between my atrium chambers. 

Nobody, and I mean dozens of cardiologists have not been able to open up these three main coronary arteries for the past 13 years. On Monday  at Wake Forest I had a new team of cardiac surgeons and cardiologist Interventional specialists perform a procedure called rotoblation in my heart. Literally a diamond head drill boring out closed vessels.


They opened up every artery that was plugged since 2007 that they had done all the bypasses for. All those bypass grafts are now  completely closed off and calcified and my body was absorbing them. I had a ICD implanted in May but it just made me feel worse because it forces my heart to beat properly but I wasn't getting blood flow in my heart. So it was like an engine being revved with no oil. Very painful. 

Before Monday I was literally dying and it was horrible. My congestive heart failure was off the charts and my lungs had been filling up with fluid over the past year. Today they are clear. Even if this surgery was successful I was still supposed to get a heart transplant according to the " algorithm" of my case history. 

Immediately  during the surgery I was able to breathe and the 13 year nonstop chest pain stopped. It is like a brand new heart to me it's incredible how well I feel how focused I am and it's just amazing God did a huge thing in my life. I can't even begin to describe how easily I can breathe now and I have no chest pain at all. No more nitro tabs. 

My brain is also like brand new. I suffered from confusion the past year that made it difficult for me to simply hold my own. Let alone be in public or drive. God guided their hands on Monday. This is a permanent fix. A  post cannot describe what we went thru or how much healing has just taken place in my body and mind. #sarcasmfreemessage #worshipmatters



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

WHAT WILL YOU WEAR TO THE CIVIL WAR PICNIC?

July 21, 1861, Washingtonians trekked to the countryside near Manassas, Virginia, to watch Union and Confederate forces clash in the first major battle of the  American Civil War . Known in the North as the  First Battle of Bull Run  and in the South as the Battle of First Manassas, the military engagement also earned the nickname the “picnic battle” because spectators showed up with sandwiches and opera glasses. These onlookers, who included a number of U.S. congressmen, expected a victory for the Union and a swift end to the war that had begun three months before. Instead, the battle that day resulted in a bloody defeat for the Union and sent the picnickers scrambling to safety. On July 16, federal forces led by Brigadier General Irvin McDowell began marching from the nation’s capital toward the strategic railroad junction at Manassas, some 30 miles away, where Confederate troops commanded by General  Pierre G. T. Beauregard  had amassed. Five days later, ordinary citizens—along with

Resting in His Arms

Last night I received a phone call that could potentially change my life in a very positive and anticipated way. As I was talking about it with my wife, I tried to make plans, and even asked many people for advice and help in preparing for an upcoming meeting that came out of that phone call. After about an hour or so, my mother simply said "maybe you are asking the wrong people". I said "HUH?" She said "maybe you need to be asking Jesus". So I really couldn't come up with anything smart to say and a few minutes later she went to bed. So once again I wake up this morning before time even starts and all of these things keep spinning thru my head from every direction. What am I going to do today? When will certain decisions be made by others that effect my life? What lesson am I supposed to be learning here? And on and on and on.... Then I hear a voice say to me "just rest here". Just like that my mind becomes a blank slate and the anxiety st

Here I Am, Now Provide

So even this is a new record for me. 3 AM! AS I lay wide awake in bed wondering why I cannot sleep and feel so wide awake I was reminded of a story where a young boy would hear someone calling his name in the middle of the night, night after night. His mentor recognized what was going on and told him that the next time it happens say "here am I". So I did that and the words "I will provide" came to me. For the past few years there have been two songs that go thru my head and I listen to in my car repeatedly when I am all alone. The first song is "Carry On My Wayward Son" by Kansas. That has been my favorite all time song as long as I can remember. The message is "carry on my wayward son, there'll be peace when you get done, lay your weary head to rest, don't you cry no more". The other song is "Bring The Rain" by MercyMe. It starts out " I can count a million times, people asking me how I can praise You, with all that I&