I am writing today to give honor and glory to my Heavenly Father who has delivered my soul from death as David says in his 116th Psalm! I love that Psalm, it speaks loudly of YHWH's mercy and praises Him for His lovingkindness.
Here is the note from my last appointment with the cardiologist and the report from the stress test they did:
Myocardial Perfusion Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography.
History: Chest pressure and abnormal exercise stress test in a
48-year-old female with congenital atresia of left main coronary
ostium with collateral flow supplying her left coronary artery and
hyperlipidemia. To assess for inducible ischemia.
Baseline ECG revealed normal sinus rhythm, normal axis, normal R-wave
progression and NSST changes inferolaterally. Patient ran on treadmill
according to Bruce protocol for total of 06:30 min:s, reaching stage 3
to achieve 7.70 METS. Exercise was terminated due to completed
protocol. During peak exercise, patient reported no chest pain, no
signs of ischemia were seen on ECG. Resting heart rate of 76 bpm rose
to max of 160 bpm. Blood pressure was 102/50 at rest and increased to
Stress images in supine position show a small area of mildly reduced
activity in the distal inferolateral wall, which normalizes on prone
images and is consistent with attenuation artifact. Otherwise there is
normal distribution of the radiopharmaceutical in the left ventricle.
No reversible perfusion defect identified to suggest inducible
ischemia. Poststress ECG-gated images show no regional wall motion
abnormalities in the left ventricle with an estimated LVEF>60% and
end-diastolic volume (LVEDV) of 44 mL.
Impression: Normal exercise stress myocardial perfusion scan;
estimated LVEF > 60%.
Note the impression or results: Normal exercise stress test!
YHWH has been so very merciful to me and has given me a good report from the cardiologist. He has kept me from surgery and is helping me. My body has taken quite a hit in this trial. During all this I learned that worry means to choke or to strangle...it actually chokes out your life!!! Proverbs 29:25 says Fear is a "snare" unto man but whoso puts his trust in YHWH shall be safe. Anxiety and fear take a huge toll on a body even though I tried so very hard not to be afraid and had to repent of it on many, many occasions. I am now recovering from digestive problems that occurred during this time and a weight loss of about 15#, which may not sound like much but I only weighed about 110# when this all started so I am at about 95# today. David said in one of his Psalms that he had jumped over a wall and run through a troop...that is how I felt, too. YHWH continues to touch my body and is helping me, and I give Him thanks for His great mercy and His promises.
I am now exercising again and eating things that are healthy and easily digestible. YHWH is gracious to steadily restore my energy, as it is improving by Him! I have to learn to listen to my body and rest when I need to so that by Abba's hand my healing will continue.
This Psalm is my song of praise to YHWH:
Psa 116:1 I love the LORD, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
Psa 116:2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live.
Psa 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Psa 116:4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver my soul.
Psa 116:5 Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
Psa 116:6 The LORD preserveth the simple: I was brought low, and he helped me.
Psa 116:7 Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the LORD hath dealt bountifully with thee.
Psa 116:8 For thou hast delivered my soul from death, mine eyes from tears, and my feet from falling.
Psa 116:9 I will walk before the LORD in the land of the living.
Psa 116:10 I believed, therefore have I spoken: I was greatly afflicted:
Psa 116:11 I said in my haste, All men are liars.
Psa 116:12 What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?
Psa 116:13 I will take the cup of salvation, and call upon the name of the LORD.
Psa 116:14 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people.
Psa 116:15 Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.
Psa 116:16 O LORD, truly I am thy servant; I am thy servant, and the son of thine handmaid: thou hast loosed my bonds.
Psa 116:17 I will offer to thee the sacrifice of thanksgiving, and will call upon the name of the LORD.
Psa 116:18 I will pay my vows unto the LORD now in the presence of all his people,
Psa 116:19 In the courts of the LORD'S house, in the midst of thee, O Jerusalem. Praise ye the LORD.
Thank you YHWH for your mercy to me and my family. I praise you for you are the lifter of my head, my strength, my hope, my salvation, my song, my redeemer, provider, breath, bread, water, my life! Thank you for you have heard my prayer.