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Friday, March 18, 2005

Good News From Casa St. Onge

      About three weeks ago, K. had a physical.  Possible heart problems showed up.  So K. had a heart catherization yesterday, March 17th.  A heart catheterization is the same as an angiogram -- they put a catheter into an artery, run it up into your heart, inject dye, and take pictures of your arteries to see if they are blocked.  They also make you sign a release for an immediate balloon angioplasty, stent insertion, or even open heart surgery, "just in case they fuck up," (K.'s remark, from her extensive medical experience as an RN; 'fuck up,' by the way, is a technical medical term which here means 'make an outstandingly egregious error.')  Possible side effects of the angiogram, and/or angioplasty, and/or surgery are kidney damage, heart attack, stroke, and death.  It was a slightly tense three weeks.

      The cardiologist we consulted with on the 11th had said that there was about a 67-75% probability K. had blocked arteries that would require immediate treatment.

      We drew the lucky card.  No significant blockage in any artery, no ill effects from the cath. except some fatigue.

      Thank you, God.

THE HOUSE OF SAUD MUST BE DESTROYED -- AND WILL BE!

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