Friends, Darlene and I are blessed and grateful for your love and prayers, thank you.
As many of you know I am scheduled to have heart by-pass surgery tomorrow, Monday April 19th, at 2 pm, unless Father heals me first. We are going to use my blog, www.j3khai.com, to provide updates about the surgery and my recovery.
For those who didn’t know why I am having heart surgery the story goes like this. After my CrossFit workout Wednesday evening my chest hurt really bad. I thought it was from the intense workout I just finished. The chest pains continued for a number of hours but were gone Thursday morning, so I went about my day. Thursday afternoon they returned, less intense, but still painful. I checked WebMD for heart attack symptoms and realized I had many of them, so I headed to the closet ER.
Blood tests revealed I had a high level, 31.6, of a protein, Troponin, our body creates when our heart muscle is damaged, it should be 0. An angiogram showed my front left artery (LAD) was 90% blocked and the blockage was to long for a stint. I was moved from Chesapeake General Hospital to Sentara Norfolk Heart Hospital Friday morning to undergo additional exams and be scheduled for surgery.
So, there you have it.