It’s not really worth expending energy on anger or rage. I’ve wisely learned that those things rain havoc on my physical being. I’ve decided on this approach instead. I may be annoyed, but it is healthier in my case.
Yesterday I decided to review test results from my initial hospitalization in light of my decision to NOT have bypass surgery and go instead with EECP treatments to spur the development of the collateral vessels around the blockages in the main arteries that feed my heart. I’ve been saying all along that I believed there is evidence that the process was already happening judging by scans done earlier this year and improved overall health of the heart. I do not pretend to be an expert in medicine or cardiology. I can, however read. I can see. I can do comparative analysis, and have very good attention to detail. Maybe even better than that of those expert and trusted with my care. It’s no news that I bear distrust toward these professionals. Here is what they saw and did not talk about with me, and it has been hiding in plain sight in black and white on my cardiac catheterization report since June 10, 2011:
RCA: This vessel is 100% occluded proximally and fills retrogradely via collaterals from the LAD septal branches.
Those two above, in plain English, indicate what is termed “natural bypass”. Or at least the strong beginnings of the process.
To add what I quietly call interest to all this, prior to my last cardiac catheterization in February of this year, the intervention cardiologist performing it introduced himself and looking over the prior report stated that we were going in to check my current status and implant a stent. I presume this was intended for the partially blocked LAD. The team nurse quickly questioned why he would do that, as the cardiologist who ordered the procedure did so in preparation for triple bypass. It is all becoming painfully clear to me now. I am doing the right thing staying away from that crew. Above lies my proof.