Hi Everyone. Hoping you are having a good day. I mentioned in an earlier post I would be seeing a cardiologist and an APS specialist. Well I went to both appointments. The good news is the APS Dr. said everything (blood work, kidneys etc) looks good at the moment so no need to increase my medications.
The bad news he said is, SLE, APS, long term warfarin use and long term prednisone use CAUSED my coronary calcification disease, and unfortunately because I have to take these meds and have these 2 other conditions, my heart disease will not get any better. Anyway, my cardiologist wants to do an angiogram and while he's in there he'd like to put in stents where they are needed. I asked my APS Dr what his thoughts were. He said, "Stents do not cure, nor do they halt the progression of the heart disease. He also said it is a very short term fix, and at best I'd get a temporary relief from the angina and a better quality of life IF all went perfect with the procedure. But it is far cry for a long term fix with way too many risks (in my case, I've been told), so I've decided at this time not to get a stent.
My last option at this point is to get my inflammation down to as close to normal as I can with an all plant based diet. I realize I have to be consistent with my daily K2 intake It's my only hope at this point because I find the alternative not very appealing or promising! Just thought I'd give an update.
I read all your posts and can't believe all the things we go through with these illnesses.
We are a tough bunch of warriors for sure. I truly wish everyone on this website the very best!