Just got out of the hospital. Again. Last week, had my pacemaker and one of the leads replaced. Came home, and couldn't get my appetite back, was terribly fatigued, and a few other symptoms that didn't go away. Back to the hospital. I'm on Pauling Therapy. My new cardiologist only smiled condescendingly at me when I told him that (didn't say what it was, just said "a natural program", cause I'm tired of docs telling me how Pauling Therapy has been discredited) and refused statins or any heart meds. My blood pressure is consitently low, but he wants me on a BP pill for beta blockers. I refused that too.
So, they shoot me full of dyes and such, and perform all these tests, one a chemical stress test (which can give false positives), which says I have a blockage. So my cardiologist talks with me about doing an angioplasty and perhaps installing a stent. I tell him I don't want any stents, but finally agree to a stent, but not a medicated one, cause I will not take Plavix for the rest of my life.
I had fallen off my program after Trump got elected. Had gotten very depressed, started smoking again (am quit again now), not taking care of my health, so I was worried I'd gotten a blockage in those months. Was kicking myself for getting off my program.
And two residents come in and start patiently explaining to me why I need about 5 meds when I take none, and I keep telling them I have my own natural program and I'm not taking their meds. They say, "But you're someone who smoked a long time, a former drug addict, you don't get enough physical activity, and your only chance of not dying by stroke or heart attack is to take these meds, blah, blah." And it's true, my lifestyle was a setup for heart disease.
So, the doc does the angioplasty, all prepared to put in a stent, or two or three. Really he thought he was going to find a ton of blockage due to my former lifestyle. But he found zip. No blockage anywhere. I was surprised too, cause last I heard I had a 30 percent blockage in an artery, and it was gone. I was awake during the procedure and could tell he was disappointed and couldn't believe his Big Pharma patsy eyes. Guess it takes more than six months to build up a big blockage (back on my program now).
So, when I'm being discharged, another doc comes in with my discharge papers, and he says they recommend 5 medications for me, including the statins and BP pills. I say why would you want a person who is 70, takes no meds, and has no blockages to suddenly start taking 5 meds with their horrible side effects? He says it's "prophylactic". I say, are you kidding? I told you my natural method is what got me blockage free, and you want to put me on meds? He got out of my room fast.
Not once did any of them say, "Damn, what is this natural method of yours that has rendered a person with your history free of all blockage?" But no, all they could think to say was I still need their meds. Before the procedure, my cardiologist kept telling me that he had 30 years experience in cardiology and he knew what is best for me. I didn't tell him I had 70 years of experience as my mother's (alternative healing pioneer) daughter.
Not sure why I felt so bad last week, but now, I feel a lot better. I just started taking Ascorbic9 from Tower, because I was having trouble with all those pills. Man, that powder makes it so easy to do the program. Thank you!