I recently found I have Angina. I had been suffering it for a long time, minimally perhaps months. The week before I went to the Health Clinic and scheduled an appointment for something else, blood and tissue in urine, probably from lovastatin, which I had stopped taking in March 2011 after 6 months. I looked up my symptoms on WIKI and discovered Angina. At that time I didn't know that aspirin and water thin out your blood. The next day I was suffering more noticeable signs of Angina, lack of blood circulation in arms, chest, back, shoulders, up to my jaw. So for a week I was trying to keep it under control without doing enough research tp counter act the symptoms. I dropped the ball that time.
The next week, December 11th, the Health Clinic gave me an EKG but made me lay flat on my back which triggered an attack. I complained of pain and got my nurse who notified my doctor who gave me a nitro pill. Then they called an ambulance to take me to the Methodist hospital. I used to be an EMT and I wanted to walk to the ambulance but I knew they wouldn't let me. They just gave me 4 chewable baby aspirins and tried to take blood which I delayed until I got to the ER. In the ER they monitored me, took blood and admitted me to ICU because they found an en-zine or an organic chemical in by blood which is secreted when the heart is in trouble.
I can't remember when I first saw the cardiologist but I remember that this hospital owned and run by Jefferson had a bad reputation of putting "Profit before Patient". I was admitted to the ICU for overnight observation. I was given an ultrasound imaging exam of my heart in ICU. I was told by the technician that the results were not clear. I don't remember when I first heard of "Left Heart Catheterization" as the operation I was being prepared in the morning, but they told me I could only have water after midnight. I found out from the ICU staff that "the cardiologist wanted to go directly to a "Left Heart Catheterization". I had been up all night driving a cab and I had not slept until 5am in the morning. IV's, monitoring sensors for BP, pulse, and respiration taped to my chest kept me up all night. I watched TV all night and had my IPod and Cell Phone
. I requested not to notify or worry my family still until I knew more.
All night long the staff reminded me of what operation I was being prepared for in the morning. To that I said the same thing I said to the cardiologist in the morning.
In the morning around 8am the cardiologist had asked,
"What do I think of a "Left Heart Catheterization"?
I said, "I'd rather fast for 30 days in the winter time".
I said, "I'll have to review it first before I agree to anything'.
I asked, "What is your proof and he produced an EKG."
I've had three cat scans since 2008 and I balked at his proof.
I decided to discharge myself and started taking out the IV's and the monitor sensors from my chest.
Before that the Cardiologist said,
"I'll have to report you to the state for endangering people's lives driving a cab".
Well, if that statement was meant to inspire or intimidate me it didn't work. All night long in the ICU I had asked the staff if there was another test they could perform and they said no.
As soon as I left the hospital I saw a cab parked at the corner and it was the guy who used to drive my car when it was a cab. He recognized me and took me to my car on a residential side street which had two parking tickets on it.
I drove home and researched "Left Heart Catheterization" and found there was a cat scan to test the heart vessels, "coronary CT angiography (CCTA)". However, after several years of the growth in the use of CCTA it was declining in use by an equal percentage confounding academics who wrote abstracts most notably from Thomas Jefferson Radiology, the same medical hospital which this cardiologist belonged.
The difference in one abstract was $2900 for and invasive "Left Heart Catheterization" and $500 for a non-invasive CCTA. The medical system in the US pays by procedures not by practicing medicine.
So now I find myself faced with Angina from smoking, some kidney damage via lovastatin, and a calcified 2cm mass in bladder from cancer. I don't think I have any other alternative but to fast in the winter.
My health clinic doctor dismisses kidney damage and blames it on cancer even though my third cat scan from July 2011 showed it was calcified. I got a Urine FISH test in September 2010 after I finished a 28 day fast but it came up positive so I took IP-6 for three weeks. I did not trust the results of the Urine FISH test because the urologist associates were in the company it was sent. They are all that way. The only test I could trust was a cat scan from an outside hospital group.
1.Shouldn't a fast completely heal my bladder, kidney, and Angina?
2.I've been wanting to go on a long fast of 30-120 days. What problems could I encounter including risking a cold or flu in the winter? What do I do if I have cold or flu problems? I've thought that I must stop the fast for a cold or flu.
Could I drink warm or hot water besides wearing thermal underwear. I got this Christmas present, an Emerson Stainless steel heated travel mug, 14oz capacity that I can plug into the auto power adapter plug.
Most importantly I would like to know what would be the minimal time past eleven days when autolysis starts to clear up the Angina.