"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12



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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

got the news today!



Yes, I did!

Big praises to the Almighty!

I did not have a heart attack!

Yea, I certainly had high blood pressure, which I'm now under treatment for. After a full day of tests yesterday, the ole' ticker is still going strong! "No evidence of clogged arteries. Blood flow appears normal. Muscle is intact and working as it should." Yipppeeee, Jesus!

BUT....(there's always a "but")

They did find I do have "several gallstones". This could definitely be the reason for chest pains, since sometimes gallstone pain is masked, according to the doctor, and mimics pains similar to heart attacks.

I am so very thankful for this news! Thank you my dear friends for your constant prayers and most of all, thank you Jesus for loving me, protecting me, and keeping me around for my family!

Much love...

24 comments :

Lanny said...

While high blood pressure is nothing to monkey around with, I am glad it was nothing more serious, praise our heavenly Father!!! A Jesus happy dance in your family today eh?!. But high blood pressure and gall stones to boot, can anyone say "dietary changes"? Oooh and just before the days of "who cares about diet". Hey, Happy Salad-days missy! By the way, thanks for the comment, and I will be posting those "stories" soon, they are amazing because the God who wrote them is amazing!

David and Sarah said...

Wonderful news!!!!

Suzy said...

Hate to break it to you - this is so common at a certain age if you've had a hysterectomy. SO glad it's not your heart!!! And the high blood pressure may be a symptom of you pain and/or diet and activity level. You may not be on BP meds forever. LOVE YOU! Praising God your heart is (like we've all known for a long time) just right.

Desiree' said...

I second what Suzy said... I had my hsterectomy at 32 and just had my gallbladder out this past summer. So many issues with that one little organ!! Praying you feel better soon!!

Keisha said...

Praise the LORD!!

Take care of yourself!
Love you!

Patricia/NYC said...

YAY!!! Sooooo happy that your BP is under control & your ticker is ticking strong!!!

Jewels of My Heart said...

Oh, that is happy news indeed! Thank You Jesus!
Take care of you friend.... your babies need you and we love you too!
I have to say it really scared me for you and made me think I need to stop neglecting my health!
So thankful your heart is healthy and strong.
Will pray for your BP to come down too.
Merry Christmas,
Love,
Daleea

Angie H said...

Awesome news!!! Thank the Lord!!!

sara said...

I am so glad it wasn't a heart attack!!! yea God!!

I had my gall bladder removed when I was 30. It took them a full year to diagnose it. It was actually my dad, the orthopedist, that diagnosed my pain when he was visiting me one weekend!!!

geminirn said...

Oh that is great news regaurding your heart for sure.....now you need to concentrate on reducing that BP.
Hugs!!

Aus said...

Well - gall stones....who'd have thunk that eh? ;) We're just too happy to hear that your heart (and you!!) will be around with us for a good long while!

We much love you guys right back!

hugs - aus and co.

Tracy said...

wonderful news! I had my gall bladder removes those things can be very painful.

Amy said...

Yeah, Ohilda!!! Big praises that your heart is WELL! and that your BP and gallbladder issues have been identified...these things can be managed!

Now, sweet friend, please give this middle-aged lady's heart a break and take care of YOU as you take care of those around you...

Love you!!!

Karin said...

Praise God!! So glad to hear this news.

Shanti said...

Yay! What wonderful news. Sorry to hear about the blood pressure, but so happy to know it's nothing more serious!

Timmy's Girl @ Luv My Quiver Full Of Arrows said...

Forgive me for being MIA. I would have loved to be praying for you. However, It is awesome to read how God is so faithful to you, Sister.

Thank you, Jesus, for sparing Ohilda. I hope to meet her one day.. if not here, in heaven.

xoxo,
Veronica

Sandi in FL said...

YAY! So happy to hear the good news! I assume migraines can be caused by high blood pressure. Is that right? Now, you take care of yourself, girl!!! Do all the things your suppose to! =)

Sally- That Girl! said...

Didn't realize you were going through all this. I am so sorry you have had to go through it, but maybe you will be in better health now!

Thank you Jesus for protecting sweet Ohilda!!!

My3Monkeys said...

Oh Ohilda! Just checking in now, Glad it was not your heart!! I have HBO, too. If I could remember to take my meds every day, I am sure it would go down :(

Anyhow, glad you are ok!!!

The Ferrill's said...

Ohilda! I am so thankful your heart checked out great! I have been praying for you, friend....and I will continue to do so as you get that blood pressure regulated and everything else! Sherri let me know what all had been going on so I could be praying...(I'm not on facebook)
Praying for you all around!
Love you!

Dawn said...

Thank you Jesus!

Dawn
in OR.

Jill said...

WEll, This is certainly good news Ohilda!!!!! Take GOOD care of yourself...your family needs you...God will fix you RIGHT up!!!!
Happy Weekend to you and yours!

XO
J

Kristy said...

Praise God!! I am so relieved. Ohilda I have a medical background , I worked in the OR, and was on a heart team , PLEEEEEZ dont ever put your blood pressure or the fact that you had a horrible migraine for so long on the back burn again. You are more important than you think. I am so glad you are on medicine now. There are alot of people there and out here that love you. I am so thankful that you have been taken care of. PRAISE PRAISE PRAISE HIM.

Love you, Kristy

Amy - AKA - TigerMommie said...

I'm sorry I'm so behind here........but I'm SO very glad to hear the news....
My mom had high blood pressure......and has generally been fine with medication.....
Still in my thoughts and prayers!

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