History of Carotid Artery Disease With Surgery
"Cardiovascular disease is the silent killer. They say there are no symptoms, but I want to make you aware of MY warning signals.
I wear turtlenecks a lot in the winter, and I found it odd that all of a sudden they made me feel claustrophobic . . . like they were choking me and I couldn't breathe right. I had a FEW dizzy spells but I earmarked them as hunger, which they probably were. The worst was the pounding in my ears. Never during the day, it was always when I'd gone to bed for the night. The pounding was SO loud that I got up out of bed on two different occasions to see who was knocking on my front door.
As luck would have it, I had an appointment with my chiropractor the day after one of those episodes. I told him about it and he listened to the arteries in my neck with his stethoscope. He heard what are called bruits and asked me if I wanted him to refer me directly to a CV or would I prefer to see my medical doctor? He deferred and said out of respect I should see my MD. I went to her, she listened and claimed to have not heard anything amiss. She laughed and said, "I think your chiropractor is full of shit, but to humor the two of you, I'll send you to a CV surgeon for further testing."
Three weeks later, after a carotid doppler, EEG, EKG, and that test where they go in through the groin with a little camera and die, I went under the knife, and spent nine weeks in hell recuperating. For the first week I couldn't even lift my head off the pillow and get myself up to use the facilities, without help. I couldn't shower alone because I couldn't reach my arms up higher than shoulder level to wash my own hair. At 47 years of age, I was dependent on my grown daughter to take care of me. REAL hard for me to deal with, because I'm the proverbial fart in a hot skillet! I'm independent and self-sufficient. I work hard. I'm 5'2", my weight varies from 93-98 lbs and has since high school. My metabolism is great! I eat healthy and I eat a lot, although I'll admit I love my potatoes with a little butter and gravy! This disease SHOULDN'T have happened to me. My CV surgeon says that it must be heredity. (Thank you, Mom)!
I've always been into vitamins and holistic healing, so after I'd healed and gotten on with life I did some internet research into CVD. Top internet site that came up: Linus Pauling's Heart Technology. I took a chance and ordered it.
Again, Heart Tech is working wonderfully for me. As I already told you, I previously had surgery which involved carotid and subclavian artery by-passes because of blockage. They informed me at that time that I would require additional surgery on the other side of my neck, as I also had over 70% blockage there. I started taking the Heart Tech. Three months ago I went back in for carotid dopplers (ultrasound), also had to do the radioactive treadmill test. They found NO noticeable blockage that would require further surgery, which in essence means . . . the 70% that was already there was reduced to less than 30%, and my heart is in perfect working condition.
Heart Technology saved me from the agony of further surgery and recuperation. I have never taken more than one tsp a day and I even go days when I FORGET to take it. Just think how much better I'd be if I weren't blonde!
I also gave a FREE jar to a lady I met with the same problem. She took it for two weeks before she had to go back in for further testing to preclude impending surgery, and they called off that surgery because her condition hadn't gotten any worse from her test months before. She now buys the product from me, and I feel wonderful, knowing I helped someone else with my knowledge and Heart Technology.
This is good stuff, and I wish I were a better salesman. Please feel free to list my real name, and you can also include my e-mail address in case anyone has questions.
I don't use the word love loosely, but YOU have a special place in my heart. You were out there with information and a product that helped save my life."