Wednesday, April 16, 2008

A Clean Bill Of Health!

As you guys know, my husband has been to the ER several times for purported heart problems, each time they have found nothing wrong with him. His Cardiologist has been unable to verify that he has a problem and has decided to just assume that he does and put him on medication to prevent 'future problems'. Keith was convinced that he has a heart problem and was going to have a heart attack and die.

I think he is experiencing pain from a serious car accident that he had over 10 years ago and that he is having anxiety from stress at work. I think his heart is fine.

Keith is leaving for Alabama this afternoon so I scheduled an appointment for him this morning in Salt Lake City for a Full Body Scan so that we could get to the bottom of this once and for all.

The full body scan, the most comprehensive screening procedure, includes the heart and lung scans and examines the abdomen for life-threatening diseases such as cancer of the major organs, lymphoma and aneurysms. It can also detect benign conditions such as arthritis, osteoporosis and kidney and gall stones. Ideal For: Current and former smokers. Those that have a family history of cancer or heart disease or who have been diagnosed with high cholesterol or high blood pressure.

He just got finished and this is what he found out:

His heart is perfect! In fact, the plaque that the Cardiologist claims to have not there! The Angioplasty he wanted Keith to have...NOT NECESSARY! The ligaments in his chest are INFLAMED from being damaged during his car accident. His lungs are perfect. He has no signs of cancer and all of his organs look great! He is in perfect health.

All he needs is a 10 day course of Ibuprofen! Not a life-time of prescription heart medication and he can stop carrying around those damn nitro pills like a freakin old man! And now, we can get life insurance because he won't be classified as UNINSURABLE!

I'm firing Keith's Cardiologist! I am so disappointed in the Health Care in Utah. We have had one issue after another. I'm convinced that this is an insurance racket and the doctor gets a kick back for taking a healthy 44 year old man and making a heart patient out of him. Lot's of money in co-pays, prescriptions and unnecessary surgeries. Our Doctor back in Colorado would have NEVER done this. We miss you Dr Gilman!

Now...I just wish I would have paid the extra $350 to have Keith's head examined.

Chest pains are very serious and should always be checked out. However, there can be more causes than just heart disease or clogged arteries. Sometimes, Doctors do not have your best interests in mind and are just in it for the money and you should seek out another opinion. I am in now way advocating that chest pains be ignored. Please seek out the advice of a qualified physician in any state except Utah if you or a family member are experiencing chest pain, shortness of breath or any of the other heart attach symptoms.

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