Lorraine Heirs’s Story

High Blood Pressure Survivor, Age 54, West Hempstead, NY

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Lorraine' Story

My family has a history of heart disease and an even stronger history of diabetes. My Dad has been blessed to have never had a heart attack. However on being monitored by his physician and doing an angiogram on medical advice, there were four blockages found in his heart, and he was taken to emergency surgery right away. He had a quadruple bypass and contracted an infection in recovery. I almost lost my father 15 years ago. My step-mom has been saving his life since then in the way she takes care of him. His diet and his way of life has totally changed, even though he has had many “set-backs” since then with a follow up angiogram 5 years after and just two years ago had to have one leg amputated. My Dad celebrated his 88th birthday this March and is still going strong because of the changes made in his diet and lifestyle with the help of my step-mom. Except for the normal everyday aches and pains that come with age, my Dad received a clean bill of health from his doctor recently. His blood sugar is controlled to the point where he needs to take some sugar every now and then and bless his heart which I am thankful is still beating. This is truly a blessing for our family. To God be all the Glory.

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