Thursday, February 15, 2018

Heart Month


I hope you all had a nice Valentine's Day...it is hard to believe we are already half way through February?!  February is heart month and so G and I went and had an EBT scan done as part of our quest for a healthy life.  EBT is short for Electron Beam Tomography.  It takes 5 minutes and doesn't require any prep.  The down side is it is not covered by insurance...the upside...it is only $99.  Which is a deal to find out if you have plaque in your arteries.     I am sharing this with you because G and I took a few moments out of our lives to have the scan and guess what, he has ZERO plaque in his arteries...not so good for me.  It wasn't a surprise because of my family history.   But, I was crossing my fingers during the scan.  My score was 25 which is mild but there is plaque.  I was so happy that I was already on the path to changing habits and this just reaffirmed that what I am doing is only going to help me.  With the support of G, my son and DIL and the book recommended by them..."How Not To Die" (great title) I am ready to get rid of the plaque without medicine!  I have so many projects that I need at least another 20 years!!!  I encourage you all...because I care about you...to get an EBT scheduled!


I am taking a little break from my sewing and going to go play with my sister.  I plan on working on some cross stitch!!  Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

5 comments:

  1. Love your Lori Mitchell figurines, I just got hooked on them recently. Had seen Cupid but didn't know the designer.

    Glad you got somewhat good news about your results and have a plan of what to do to improve it.

    Have a good time in Napa, I hope those affected by the fires are getting back on their feet. Please say hi to your lovely sister for me.

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  2. My husband just had that scan done last month and his came back 25% blockage.This is minor but he still needed to have his artery looked at. In the end it was all good news. So glad he had it done. I will be doing it next. It is a great way to start being pro active.

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    1. Glad to hear you are also getting it done!! Pro Active is our new motto!

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  3. Glad you found out now Anna before it might have gotten a lot worse. You are proactively working on your health. Being a retired nurse, I am sure you know what to look for and will do what you need to do to reverse the problem. Take care of yourself. We care.

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    1. Thank you so much Peggy...habits are hard to change but the alternative doesn't look good to me, lol...thanks for the support!

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