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7:15 am Pacific

First off, I want to thank all of you that responded to my 2 month anniversary post. It was nice to hear expressions of inspiration, relatedness, concern and positive messages from many of you!!! I wasn’t saying that I am always down, I just wanted to give you an insight of what this entirely entails. I am staying positive and in good spirits for the most part. I still feel that I will have a 100% recovery and that many people will benefit from my experience and your support.

Yesterday I had a visit with the chiro for my back and a new cardiologist for my heart, heart rate, and other symptoms. The back is improving, but not as fast as I first anticipated. I suppose all the injections while in the ER left me with some wishful thinking. The inflammation is low and so is the pain. Really, this is what I deal with… It’s hard for me to stand straight. My back doesn’t want to let me walk normal. I look like the hunchback dude! Hopefully next week, this won’t be the case.

Dr. Mock’s, the cardiologist, meeting went well i think. I like the way he goes about his practice and seems to want to exercise the best way of methods into finding the problems and resolving the issues. He was quite amazed of what happened and more so of all that I have been through! He too, thought I was in the medical field because of all the terms, procedures, and conditions I am knowledgable of now. Pretty funny! No, I am just like a sponge when comes to knowing about anything that may affect me. I explained to him that my heart is near 100 when I’m just chillin. In the neighborhood of 130 when I climb stairs & and It hit 185-190 the last time I ran on a treadmill which was about 3 years ago… All of these scenarios assured him that something is wrong! So, I have treadmill test next Thurs, Sept 3rd, if back doesn’t act up. He didn’t rule out the PFO but looked into other types of tests I can do besides repeating the TEE. I gave him a copy of the test from Dr Dawood I had at the St Rose hospital which he will look at, but he thought, like I, that a difference test should be performed to look for the PFO. (A patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a defect in the septum (wall) between the two upper (atrial) chambers of the heart. Specifically, the defect is an incomplete closure of the atrial septum that results in the creation of a flap or a valve-like opening in the atrial septal wall)  Learn more about a PFO at I found a study called a PFO Nuclear Medicine Study which I am being scheduled for. I believe it’s like/or is an Angiography. They’ll inject a bunch of dye and study it through an X-ray or some type of ehnaced imaging to determine if the dye is moving from 1 atrium to the other.

(thx for reading sis. if you are. Ya know, it’s been almost 18 years since I’ve heard from ya… but I’ll help ya in anyway if you are suffering)


“Sabe” the Date Fundraiser for Sept. 26th Below:

The September 26th event has been established to be held at KinCades!!!  An“Evite” and “Face Book Event” was email and posted as well for the possible head count. Please feel free to invite anyone that is not on the list when that goes out. Thank You This a link to the Chicago Face Book Event

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Many and all types of gifts are needed for the fundraisers!!!!! Please download the flyer and get in contact with the appoint person to know where to send things. If you have problems, you may contact me as well. Thank You!

Golf Fundraiser info for Sept. 19th below:

The Sept 19th Fundraiser has been established for Alton. Please download the 2 flyers information as well as donation info needed for silent auction and raffle items. Thank You

Volunteers are needed to work the Fundraiser on Sept 19th!!! If you can help,please contact Kelly McGovern Weirich. Her contact info is on the flyers below. Thank You! This a link to the Alton Face Book  Event

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We are currently at …. $4,983.82                                August 27th, 2009