I told them I have enough stress in my life as it is, why do I need to induce more of it!
My schedule at the Institute has been canceled. I'm to report to the heart clinic at 10:45 AM for registration; the test begins at 11:15. It's the heart monitor, the tread mill (to exhaustion!), then they insert a dye and take pictures of the heart. (I'll know more after the procedure.)
Then decisions need to be made.
- If everything is clear and clean, I'm cleared for a rigorous exercise regime.
- If there's blockage, I may need angioplasty.
- If the blockage is more than 60%, I may need bypass surgery.
One of the priests (Father Bill) in the program administered the Sacrament of the Sick to me. A priest is anointed on the backs of the hands, having already been anointed on the palms at ordination. The sacrament makes me feel better about the stress test, knowing that I'm prepared spiritually.
We are all of us, after all is said and done, in God's hands. It is better when we acknowledge that He is the potter; we, the clay. Then we can let Him do His work in us without too much resistence.
God bless you. Pray for me.