I don’t know about others, but I hate the idea that I have heart problems since I have no symptoms and I’m quite active and busy. It isn’t confirmed, yet, but since I’ll be having vascular surgery for a blocked carotid artery, something is definitely wrong. Since I eat healthfully, everyone, including my doctor believes this is the major problem:

I do have a strong hereditary disposition for heart problems. My lifestyle is fine.

Yesterday, I had a treadmill test. They injected me first with titainesium, or some chemical that sounds like that. I should have asked the technician how to spell it.  I couldn’t find it on the internet. Anyway, it makes your arteries glow in the dark for nuclear photo imaging.

I spent 12 minutes surrounded by this nuclear imaging machine. It was interesting to me, and fascinating to see this amazing technology in action.

Then, I had the treadmill stress test and then back for another 12 minutes in the “camera”.

The cardiologist handed me his card and suggested I make an appointment with him after my surgery. Abnomalities were found in my heart.

This is Darla, who prayed over me. She was very sweet and kind and put me at ease. She asked me outright, “Do you believe in God?” I told her I don’t know about God, but I have a difficult time believing in a benevolent, all powerful father figure who allows people to starve in Darfur, permits wars and torture and unimaginable atrocities happen to little children. I do, however, have a lot of faith in my doctors to keep me up and running for awhile. And, I was impressed with nuclear medicine.

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2 thoughts on “NUCLEAR MEDICINE

  1. Randy

    Interesting blog all round—-especially appreciate your standing up for atheism. The world will become more humane when we accept the theory that all we have is each other.

    • 2gadabout

      I know present day Christians that shove patriotism and God in your face but who spew hatred for their fellow man. It boggles my mind the hate I see from supposedly god loving persons. I cannot hate people because I disagree with them. And I can’t un-believe something I know to be true; we are humans left to decide our own fate for good or ill without intervention either good or bad from “above.”

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