Saturday, March 28, 2009

I trust My Heart!

Yesterday I had a pretty big angina attack. And it pushed me into fear. While I have been walking through these attacks, this one caught me off guard and it was pretty intense.

But the fact of the matter is I have to trust that everything is going to be okay. Is this easy? Heck no...not at all. But it will get easier. On an earlier post I talked about walking through these attacks and that I was doing really good. That I understand them and that I call on my divine helpers and move into a place of calm. Yesterday my fear got in the way. Yesterday the pain came fast and hard and I was thrown off balance and I landed in fear. I got in my own way.

Today I trust that all is well and I trust my heart. 100% : )

Friday, March 27, 2009

My Grateful Heart~

I am a very grateful individual. While I can go through my check list of life...I can certainly find things to whine about. I can also move into a feeling of negativity. But here is the gig..........when I do these things and I feel my energy dropping I move myself into the space of 'Gratitude' takes practice, believe me. But once you get in the habit, it is a wonderful state of being.

Today I woke up in gratitude that my heart is beating and the birds are singing out side of my window. I am grateful for drinking my coffee out of the cool Wizard of Oz mug that was gifted to me by sistah Carole. I am forever in gratitude for all of my beautiful friends and my supportive family. Being in gratitude is soooo healthy for my heart!! Life is good!!

Saying thank you is more than good manners. It is good spirituality.
~Alfred Painter

Thursday, March 26, 2009


MY Commentary on Health Care

I woke up one morning and realized that in this big beautiful world I live in ...that it really is not important one way or the other if I am dead or alive. I know that sounds kind of pre-historic drama....but when it all boils down to the bottom line of the bottom line.....I am not worth my weight in money...or in health care.

How sad is it that we live in a country that tells you that because you are 'broken' you can not be 'fixed' by our system. You are not worth the horse you rode in here on. You are the bottom of the food chain. You are a nobody with heart disease so...tough luck kid.

The bottom line is that money is more important than you, me or your or my life. You and I are not worth it...AT ALL. Why would we help have heart disease.....shoot that means we would have to give up our weekends in Martha's Vineyard or the limousine service to the park, or the spa weekends in Europe.

How can we put such high price tags on the human life? When I saw my CICU bill after my MI....I about had another heart attack. That bill was $91,254.32.....yes that is ninety one thousand folks....1/2 of the mortgage that I just lost in foreclosure. Welcome to America!!! Oh...and did I tell you I was not even in CICU for a full 48 hours? Now I have lost my health care benefits due to full time status loss and I pretty much need to sink or swim when it comes to getting affordable health I like millions of others are living with out it and living on a prayer every day that I do not have a cardiac event. Not a fun way to live...AT ALL!

Does that make you angry? Well it makes me angry and it also makes me very very sad. To my family and my friends I am worth every penny spent on helping me live a happy and healthy life. I believe that I add something to this planet...every day of my life. PLEASE help in voicing your opinion for a RADICAL change in our health care is broken .....not you..not me...we are not broken.....our health care system is what is broken!

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Feeling my heart and feeling the healing and feeling the love!!

It is so important to STOP and just feel the feeling of love, of life, of all that is!
Sometimes when we get caught in the raging river of life and we feel like we can not hold onto the edge any longer and we are being washed away and we are drowning.......this is when it is time to just let go and let the river carry you to your destination. Stop wearing yourself out by fighting against the flow of the river. I am going through this right now. My mind tells me to fight against the heart tell me to just let go and go along for the ride. When I let me self go with the flow and I do not resist, even when things are not going to so called 'plan' I am able to remain focused on the moment and trust that all is well. My heart feels so much better and I am able to be of greater service to others. While it is not always is necessary! A healed heart is a happy heart! A happy heart is a healed heart! My heart is healing and I am feeling very happy...right now!!

Monday, March 23, 2009

Secret # 1- Dr. Laman's Book -how to heal your broken heart

SECRET #1 Your Broken Heart Can be Healed!
Dr. Laman uses a healing technique called..Practicing Remembrance....this is a spiritual technique for addressing the condition and the needs of the heart by repeating a sacred word from God. This particular method is a celebrated Sufi method. Practicing Remembrance brings peace and joy to the heart.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

St. Raphael, The Archangel- my divine healing buddy

Through out this blog and my other blogs I talk about Raphael or my divine helpers. Raphael came to me in his incredible humorous persona many years ago. His healing energy is of God and he has an army of incredible healers that can be called on for healing at any and every level. The above painting is a beautiful example of the emerald green healing energy that radiates from this archangel. The other picture I chose was to give you the vision of Raphael and his 'bigness' as depicted with Tobias in the Book of Tobit. Raphael can sometimes be shown with a fish.....which also comes from the Book of Tobit in regard to how he showed Tobias how to use all the parts of the fish for healing and medicinal purposes. Every time I take my Omega 3 I know Raphael is blessing me and my heart! Raphael...He whom heals....or God Heals.

You can call on Raphael to help you find the perfect doctor. He helped me find Dr. Yi Po Wu.....whom has been an awesome healing force in my life. I have asked Raphael to work through my cardiologist and just bring him some humor! We will see.....!

Angel Blessings~

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Walking through the Pain~ angina attacks

The angina attacks I am experiencing are a part of my life right now. It is what it is. I am doing EXCELLENT when I have one and I am able to 'walk through it' because I know what it is and what is bringing it on. Usually the attack appears when I am stressed, extremely warm (hot as in heat) or I breathe very cold air and it can be a mixture stress/heat or stress/cold (those are the bad ones!!!). I have to stop what I am doing, sit down and center myself and begin breathing (small cleansing breath) and call on my divine helpers. I can not tell you how quickly I move in to a space of calm and the attack just disappears. Below I posted some medical info about Angina. an-jun-a or an-ji-na (either way is the correct way to say it)

Angina Pectoris or Angina

Angina pectoris is a precursor to a heart attack. Usually, what happens is this: During physical exertion, during stress or an emotionally charged situation, in cold weather or after a big meal, the heart beats faster. Heart requires more oxygenated blood flow to the heart muscle to maintain the beating. But if the channels by which the blood and oxygen flow to the heart are narrowed, not enough nutrients get to the heart muscle tissue. It suffers oxygen deficiency, and the heart tells you about this with a pain called angina pectoris.
The pain is quite distinct. It is described as: "a heavy, strangulating, suffocating experience-far more intense than anything like indigestion, chest wall injuries, pleurisy or spasms of the esophagus that you are familiar with. The pain may seem to start under the breastbone, on the left side of the chest, and sometimes radiates out to other places: throat, neck, jaw, left shoulder and arm and, occasionally, on to the right side.

Angina is an intense, scary episode. But with rest and calm (or by placing nitroglycerin or another kind of nitrate under the tongue), angina attacks usually go away in about 15 minutes or so. If they last longer than that, go to the hospital and have a thorough check up. Long-lasting angina attacks may be the prelude to heart attacks.

I have moved out of the fear that it is a prelude to a heart attack.....I just 'walk myself through it' and I have not had another MI by doing this. I do not do nitrates or any other drugs to help with the pain. I am so proud of myself!!!!!! YEA!!!

Heart Blessings~

Friday, March 20, 2009

Shakespeare on Hearts

Knit your hearts With an unslipping knot~

William Shakespeare~ Antony & Cleopatra Act ii sc. 2

Thursday, March 19, 2009

My Heart Centre~ Anahata 4th Chakra-12 petal lotus

When I had my MI.....I was confused. I always felt that my heart chakra was the most balanced part of my being. In my chakra meditations I always spent more time on my lower chakras because they were the ones that always seemed to be unbalanced and as I sometimes will refer to them as...'off the hook' or 'out of control'.
After my cardiac event I started to think maybe I was neglecting anahata and so now I pay much better attention to my 'heart jewel'. I refer to this chakra as Anahata, (a-na-ha-ta) because I love the way this sound rolls off of my tongue and it is very healing for me. I say it softly and place my hands on my heart (center)when I say it. It is beautiful. The chakras are our sacred centers that are divinely placed through out our entire body (temple) and there are seven (or 8) primary chakras that are often referred to in yoga and other spiritual practices. I also pay close attention to my ear chakras, hand chakras (part of our senses hearing/listening and feeling) as well. My ear chakras are very they keep me tuned in to a higher dimension! The heart chakra, known as 'anahata' is the 4th chakra and it is the bridge between the physical and the spiritual world. It is the seat of love and compassion. I often refer to this space as the 'essence of who we really are' and it is referred to as our soul-self' or the 'seat of our soul'. It is the powerhouse or energy source that keeps our worlds balanced.
Anahata (Sanskrit: अनाहत, Anāhata) is of Hindu Yogic and Tantric (Shakta) traditions.
In Sanskrit the word anahata - means unhurt, un-struck and unbeaten. Anahata Nad refers to the Vedic concept of unstruck sound, the sound of the celestial realm.
It is related to element 'air' (my element) and when balanced and clear and will feel the strongest most powerful force in the universe........UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. Love is the only thing that is real.

I shared a photo of my heart medicine altar. This altar changes as my outer world changes. Right now I have a rose quartz HoTei or Putai (laughing Buddha) sitting on a pink heart box( both gifts from very dear friends) as well as a Brazilian crystal wand that has a beautiful carved angel and embellished with rose quartz and copper ( my metal). I also have clear quartz crystal right now because I am really focused on 'clearing' my left side of my heart (there was also a 65% blockage in one of my arteries on the left at the time of my MI). I also have an aventurine heart which represents many things...but for me it is powerfully connected to my healing angel...Raphael. I also use jade and malachite. Quan Yin is my yin energy and this is where the rose quartz comes in.

Take the time to focus on Anahata and thank this beautiful chakra for all that it gives. Also remember to open up to receiving through this chakra to keep you in balance and harmony with the universal laws.

Have an incredible heart filled day!
Love and blessings~

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

~My Healing Heart~

What helps my heart heal? Love. Love is the magical elixir that brings my heart to a higher level of healing. It is a higher healing than all those pills I swallow. It is higher than the walks to the park or the bicycle ride....or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. Love heals the little wounds and the big wounds. My heart is healing because of the awesome power of love. Love rules supreme in my world and this heals my heart. When I give love, I give love. Do you understand? It is unconditional. When I receive love, I am balancing the universal laws and this heals my heart. It heals me because I take joy in receiving love. It is a precious gift. With love all things are possible.
Tomorrow I will blog on the heat chakra~ Anahata, the twelve petal lotus.

Heart Blessings~

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patrick's Day! ` In honor of the Irish Heart Foundation

I have posted a little bit of information about the Irish Heart Foundation in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Heart Disease is an issue globally, and it is wonderful to see advocacy across the planet!! Irish blessings to you! Love! Desiree
About Us

What is the Irish Heart Foundation?
The Irish Heart Foundation is Ireland's only national charity for heart health and is working to reduce premature death and disability from heart disease and stroke.

What Does the Irish Heart Foundation Do?
The Irish Heart Foundation:

* Provides information on heart health to the public and media
* Supports patients in managing heart disease and stroke
* Provides heart health programmes in schools and workplaces
* Co-ordinates the training of medics and the public in emergency lifesaving skills (CPR)
* Supports research, education and development in the medical profession
* Advocates better patient treatment and services

We are a member of:
The European Heart Network
The World Heart Federation

Heart disease - Ireland's No.1 Killer
Approximately 10,000 people die each year from cardiovascular disease (CVD) - including coronary heart disease (CHD), stroke and other circulatory diseases. CVD is the most common cause of death in Ireland, accounting for 36% of all deaths. The largest number of these deaths relate to CHD - mainly heart attack - at 5,000. 22% of premature deaths (under age 65) are from CVD.

Approximately 2,500 people die from stroke each year accounting for more deaths than breast cancer, prostate cancer and bowel cancer combined. Up to 10,000 people suffer stroke annually and there is an estimated 30,000 people in the community with residual disability from stroke. In April 2008, the Irish Heart Foundation commissioned the first national audit on stroke care. The report is made up of six surveys which assessed stroke care from all perspectives - patient, carer, GPs, nursing homes and hospital staff. It confirmed that between 350 and 500 lives could be saved annually if stroke units were introduced into Irish hospitals.

The Irish Heart Foundation was established in 1966.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Traveling The Femoral Artery~ one way ticket!

The femoral artery is the artery that was traveled when Dr. Charros installed my stent on the back right side of my heart. He placed a catheter in the artery on the right hip or pelvic area and pushed the stent up to the heart to clear the blockage in my artery which caused the myocardial infarction (heart attack). I was awake during this procedure. He did this non-evasive surgery through a television monitor.
I was given some drugs that made my heart feel like it was going to jump right through my chest. This drug(if i recall I believe was an anti-platelette drug) speeds up the heart and is neccessary for this procedure. It as quite an experience and I saw my heart on that screen. It was amazing! I love my heart!

The above picture shows the femiral artery and how it is a direct shot to the heart!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

The Power off Breathing

Every single cell in our body needs oxygen. We oxygenate our cells as we breathe. We take in and let out 20-25 breathes per minute. Adults average between 18000 - 30000 per day. In yoga the breath is known as 'prana'. I remember that when I was having the stent put in my heart, Dr. Charros said I had to be awake because I had to be able to control my breathing. He actually would tell me when to breathe and when to hold my breath as he traveled through my femoral artery to my heart.
I remember laying there thinking ...'this is like yoga' We can look at our breath as the universal communicator within our body. It is the only bodily function that we do voluntarily and involuntarily. We can control how we breathe.

Check out this fact:

Did you know that most people have unhealthy breathing habits? They hold their breath or breathe high in the chest or in a shallow, irregular manner. These patterns have been unconsciously adopted, accidentally formed, or emotionally impressed. Certain "typical" breathing patterns actually trigger physiological and psychological stress and anxiety reactions!

Heart attacks, cancer, strokes, pneumonia, asthma, speech problems, and almost every disease known to mankind is worsened or improved by how well we breathe, the quality of our respiration.

Today I chose to be aware of my breathing. I share my breath with life. I share my breath with you~

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Truth About Your Heart! ; ) ...... a kid's point of view!

I found this info on the National Geographic website for kid's (and the picture...cute eh?) I posted a little blurb about... where is our heart at really? Due to popular beliefs...many people (child and adult!) think that the heart is on the left side of our chest....! While we do have a 'left side of the heart'..our heart is centered right smack dab in the middle of our chest.....hence, the healing phrase...'heart center.'

Where is my heart???
In the United States children are taught to place their hands over their hearts when pledging allegiance to the flag. Most people have heard that the heart is on the left side of the chest. In reality, the heart is in the middle of the chest, tucked snugly between the two lungs.

How fast does my heart pump my blood???
"Each living part of the body needs blood to live, and that's why it's important for the blood to go to different parts of the body," DiBianco said.

When you're exercising, it takes your blood about ten seconds to get from your heart to your big toe and back. In fact, a kid's heart has to push blood through about 60,000 miles (96,560 kilometers) of blood vessels—that's long enough to circle the Earth two and a half times!

And remember the heart beats 100,000 times a make every beat count!

Friday, March 13, 2009

The 3 3 benefits and other stuff are some to the point facts about Omega 3.

Three of the top Omega 3 sources are: (1)cold-water fish oil (see my post on Do the Hoki Pokey ,February 24th), (2) grass-fed red meat and (3) natural eggs. Omega 3 oils provide DHA and EPA in a natural form that your body can easily assimilate. No conversion is required by the body. Most of the clinical studies on Omega 3 benefits are based on fish oils from consuming fish and fish oil supplements.

What are EPA/DHA?

EPA DHA is an essential fatty acid which stands for docosahexaenoic acid and eicosapentaenoic acid. This essential fatty acid is an Omega 3 fat, which is found in cold water fish. EPA DHA are highly unsaturated fat because of they contain 6 and 5 double bond s on their long structural chain. These polyunsaturated fats play a very important role with the function of our bodies.

What does Omega 3 do for your heart?
It improves Heart Health. Fish oil and Omega 3 benefits include reducing the risk of cardiovascular disease, reducing the risk of heart-related sudden death and lowering unhealthy triglyceride levels. In fact, the American Heart Association recommends two servings of fish a week for healthy persons and one serving per day of fish or fish oil supplement containing at least 900mg of fish oil for persons with heart disease.

What conditions or symptoms indicate a need for more high-omega-3 foods?

* Depression
* Cardiovascular Disease
* Type 2 Diabetes
* Fatigue
* Dry, itchy skin
* Brittle hair and nails
* Inability to concentrate
* Joint pain

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My heart ...My hero! ~I love my healthy heart!

Today I heal my heart from a place of love. My heart is pumping liquid love through every inch of my being. My heart feels alive and it feels warm and fuzzy! I see every artery spreading my love effortlessly and quickly and igniting with every cell in my body. I feel the joy of every artery as they do their work unconditionally and with passion. The more love...the more joy I feel at every level. My heart heals others around me as well. The love moves from me to others with grace and with ease. God I love my heart! My heart is my hero!

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Remembering our loved ones~ genetic heart disease and events.

Okay....when I had my MI on April 16th, I had no warnings or 'signs' and what was even more of an eye opener..heart disease is not genetic in my family. If you have lost a loved from a cardiovascular event, first let me offer my deepest love and sympathy and then I want to talk to you about this!

If heart disease/stroke or any cardiovascular issues are genetic in your family, I ask you to take your heart health extremely serious. Heart Disease is the number #1 killer in the United States of both men and women. Staying on top of your heart and knowing what is going on will reduce your risk of heart attacks, congestive heart failure, CAD, stroke and many other heart related issues. I am bringing you awareness here and not fear. For up to date statistics please read my March 7th post.

As a survivor of a cardiovascular event I feel it is my divine duty to share with you my experience and remind you in a gentle and loving way that your heart is a beautiful organ and that your heart is your internal life force that works as hard as you do to keep things flowing in your life! Let's honor the blessings that our heart brings us and love our heart with every ounce of our being!

Let us learn from our relatives, friends and loved ones who have left us or have experienced a heart event. Let's honor them by making right choices, lifestyles changes, and making our heart health a loving priority!

With all of my love~

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Heart Magic~ journal entry

My heart is doing fabulous! It is beating with love and laughter. It is feeling way good! I have NO BLOCKAGES! I have no fears. My heart is beating in the most magical rhythm! I LOVE IT!!!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Heart Inspiration for Sunday~

The best work is done with the heart breaking, or overflowing.
~~Mignon McLaughlin

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Are you gambling with your heart health? hard facts & statistics

Heart Disease Statistics

* Every 34 seconds a person in the United States dies from heart disease.
* More than 2,500 Americans die from heart disease each day.
* Every 20 seconds, a person in the United States has a heart attack.
* At least 250,000 people die of heart attacks each year before they reach a hospital.
* Studies show that under-educated people are more likely to suffer heart attacks.
* The countries with the highest death rates from heart disease are the Soviet Union, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia. The countries with the lowest are Japan, France, Spain, Switzerland, and Canada.
* Almost 6 million hospitalizations each year (in the United States) are due to cardiovascular disease.
* Since 1900, Cardio Vascular Disease has been the number 1 killer in the United States for every year but 1918.
* Every 33 seconds, a person dies from Cardio Vascular Disease in the United States.
* Men suffer heart attacks about 10 years earlier in life than women do. here are some hard facts. Keep on top of your healthy heart. The truth will set us free! Sending you heart felt love and blessings!
source of information

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Beta Blocker Jargon~ an un-biased view

Here is a Q&A post about beta blockers. I have been on mine (metoprolol) for 10 months now. My doc nor my cardiologist have changed the med or the dosage. I am on 100mg and I guess it is considered the BIG KAHUNA of heart meds if you have had a heart attack.

Why do I need to take a beta-blocker?

Beta-blockers are used to treat high blood pressure (hypertension), congestive heart failure (CHF), abnormal heart rhythms (arrhythmias), and chest pain (angina). Beta-blockers are sometimes used in heart attack patients to prevent future heart attacks.

How do beta-blockers work?

* Beta-blockers "block" the effects of adrenaline on your body's beta receptors. This slows the nerve impulses that travel through the heart. As a result, your heart does not have to work as hard because it needs less blood and oxygen. Beta-blockers also block the impulses that can cause an arrhythmia.
* Your body has 2 main beta receptors: beta 1 and beta 2.
* Some beta-blockers are selective, which means that they block beta 1 receptors more than they block beta 2 receptors. Beta 1 receptors are responsible for heart rate and the strength of your heartbeat.
* Nonselective beta-blockers block both beta 1 and beta 2 receptors. Beta 2 receptors are responsible for the function of your smooth muscles (muscles that control body functions but that you do not have control over).

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

~Heart Broke Girl~ The real deal on emotions and CHD

I am a highly spiritual being. I see things in the 'light' for the most part. I believe I am a positive, high energy, loving, and giving person. Today my heart really hurts. I don't mean just emotional pain...but it HURTS physically from the emotional pain It hurts because of the lack of compassion that has run a muck on this planet. Sometimes I just want to die. No pun intended. I have posted three different articles on coronary heart disease (CHD) and emotion. A healthy heart thrives in a healthy environment. A broken heart dies in a broken and tattered environment. How can I fix this? How can we fix this?

Negative Emotions Increase Coronary Heart Disease Risk

Depression, anxiety, and other negative emotions have been associated with an increased risk for coronary heart disease (CHD). Although the association is strong, the relationship may be mediated by the presence of other risk factors, such as the metabolic syndrome or sympathetic nervous system activity. Todaro and associates examined the relationship between negative emotions and CHD after controlling for metabolic syndrome components and stress hormones (i.e., epinephrine and norepinephrine).

How do emotions raise the risk of heart disease?

It isn’t really clear how emotional illness causes heart disease. It has been shown that emotions have a profound affect on the levels of adrenaline that circulate through the body. Many research studies have show that when emotions are high such as when a person has anger or severe anxiety the levels of adrenaline circulating in the body will also sky rocket. The body reacts to what it perceives as threatening situation by releasing many hormones and chemical to try to adapt. These various hormones sometimes will produce unwanted effects. They can lead to high blood pressure. They may cause cholesterol deposits to form in the arteries of the body. In a rare case they can even cause a heart attack or what is called “sudden death.”

Does your heart sense your emotional state?
Stressful feelings may increase your risk of developing heart disease. Researchers at the Institute of HeartMath explain the connection

As part of the “Heart Smarts” series, “Today” explores the link between your heart health and your emotions. The heart's more than a pump — it actually sends messages to the brain. Dr. Rollin McCraty of the Institute of HeartMath visited “Today” to discuss the science behind the theory.

An appreciative heart is good medicine
Psychologists once maintained that emotions were purely mental expressions generated by the brain alone. We now know that this is not true — emotions have as much to do with the heart and body as they do with the brain. Of the bodily organs, the heart plays a particularly important role in our emotional experience. The experience of an emotion results from the brain, heart and body acting in concert.

The Institute of HeartMath, a research center dedicated to the study of the heart and the physiology of emotions, has conducted numerous studies identifying the relationship between emotions and the heart. A number of their studies have provided new insight into understanding how the activity of the heart is indeed linked to our emotions and our health, vitality and well-being.
sources article #1
article #2
article #3 msnbc
If you think I am being negative in this article, I am truly sorry. I am just expressing real felt emotions and I think that it is important to do this. I have a great sense of humor but some times we need to vent or express how we feel. It is very healthy to do this and I honor this.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pepper Me Cayenne!!!!

In my quest for natural, holistic, homeopathic, down right good stuff for my heart...I came a cross the wildest information. Well I knew cayenne had strong medicinal qualities dating back 1000's of years, and herbalists used it for anything from stomach ailments to gas, also including varicose veins and constipation. But it has been used time and time again to relieve heart attacks!!! Check this out:

From the healing text of Dr. Christopher:
"In 35 years of practice, and working with the people and teaching, I have never on house calls lost one heart attack patient and the reason is, whenever I go in--if they are still breathing--I pour down them a cup of cayenne tea (a teaspoon of cayenne in a cup of hot water, and within minutes they are up and around). This is one of the fastest acting aids we could ever give for the heart, because it feeds that heart immediately. Most hearts are suffering from malnutrition because of processed food we are eating, but here it gets a good powerful dose of real food and it's something that has brought people in time after time. This is something that everyone should know how great it is, because a heart attack can come to your friends or loved ones any time. And even yourself. The warm tea is faster working than tablets, capsules, cold tea, because the warm tea opens up the cell structure--makes it expand and accept the cayenne that much faster, and it goes directly to the heart, through the artery system, and feeds it in powerful food."


What is a Stent?

Well I will explain a stent as this cool piece of mesh tubing that keeps the blood flowing in my artery. I was amazed at how quick the pain and pressure went away when Dr. Charros put that stent on the right side of my heart! It was amazing! Below is a clinical description of a stent and above is a picture of what a stent looks like through placement...........AMAZING!!! Also...I do not have a drug-eluting stent!

(LifeWire) - Definition: A very small, wire mesh tube that is inserted into an artery to keep it open and ensure blood flow to the heart.

To expand coronary arteries blocked by atherosclerosis, or plaque buildup, a cardiologist delivers a stent to the blockage during a procedure called an angioplasty, which uses a tiny balloon to widen the vessel. A stent looks like a collapsed scaffold that opens up once it is inside the artery and it is left in place permanently.

Some stents are coated with drugs that further prevent the blood vessels from re-closing, which are called drug-eluting stents.

If stenting is successful, then a heart attack may be avoided or the need for heart bypass surgery may be prevented.

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Today's Heart Inspiration~

The heart beats on the average of 100,000 times a day. Make every beat count!
FYI--Some Heart Acronyms:
AVR - Accelerated Ventricular Rhythm
AFL - Atrial Flutter
BB - Beta Blocker (this is one of my meds!)
BP - Blood Pressure
CAD - Coronary Artery Disease (this is my gig!)
CCB - Calcium Channel Blocker
CHF - Congestive Heart Failure
COPD - Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
EKG/ECG - Electrocardiogram
ILMH-----I LOVE MY HEART~ (e-mail foot note message)
ILMHH------I LOVE MY HEALTHY HEART !! (my second mantra)
ILMHHH--------I LOVE MY HAPPY, HEALTHY, HEART !!! (this is what I say EVERY DAY!)
Blessings and a happy, healthy, heart to you!!!!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

My Healthy Wealthy Beautiful RED Heart!!!

I am not going to focus on the chest pain thing today! I will however in the future cover the 'angina thing' and discuss my take on the attacks! But today I have moved into a really good space and my heart was feeling very very very heavy and I was able to get through it. The chest pains subsided through the night, but the heaviness and the tightness was still with me most the day. I did not have to go to the ER and I really worked on relaxing ad meditating today. I tried some heart applied meditations that I have been introduced to as well as my own healing modalities that have come to me through the divine.

I also have eaten a little more red meat in the last four days and I think I did this because I am getting ready to make some big choices about meat. I unconsciously made these choices to no doubt prove a point to the overall way I feel. I got the message Desiree! In addition I have been a little more emotional in the last 48 hours and I was also in a very smokey public place last night...the CASINO! So...gee Des...why does your chest hurt? I am certainly aware of these things and I learned some lessons.

I hope that your day was peaceful and restful. I was going to do some packing but my heart tells me that today is just a good day to just be!!! Cheers!

about the picture: The Heart Nebula ~ Constellation Cassiopeia -What powers the Heart Nebula? The large emission nebula dubbed IC 1805 looks, in whole, like a human heart. The nebula glows brightly in red light emitted by its most prominent element: hydrogen. The red glow and the larger shape are all created by a small group of stars near the nebula's center. A close up spanning about 30 light years contains many of these stars is shown above . This open cluster of stars contains a few bright stars nearly 50 times the mass of our Sun, many dim stars only a fraction of the mass of our Sun, and an absent microquasar that was expelled millions of years ago. The Heart Nebula is located about 7,500 light years away toward the constellation of Cassiopeia. NASA website