Dear Family, Friends and Supporters,
It has been almost 20 years since I had to undergo Heart Transplantation surgery.
In these last 20 years I have had many battles against the symptoms that arise after transplantation.
More importantly I have been given twenty extra years to be with family and friends. I have been given the chance to make Aliyah to Israel (return home) and raise a family in the land of my people.
On October 16th, I had the second angiograph to check my coronary arteries in the last six months; I was hoping for better news.
Six months ago in a catheterization my doctors found that my right coronary artery was blocked; they opened it up and put a stent in.
October 16th. was a check up catheterization and they found that in six months my main Left coronary artery managed to get 95% blocked.
This time they had to put in two stents, one on top of the other.
Five years ago I got CMV, which is the main cause of Cardiac Allograph Vasculopathy in heart transplantations.
This also happens to be the main obstacle of long life in transplants that make it out of the first year to five years.
Thankfully the doctors here at Rabin Medical Center in Israel are amazing.
After speaking with Dr. Tovia Ben Gal my lead cardiologist it has been determined that I officially do have Transplant CAV.
By changing my main immunosuppressant regiment we are hoping this will reverse the situation.
Most importantly it is a miracle that I felt the angina six months ago, signifiying that my nerves had regrown to my heart; something that almost never happens.
Sadly for most transplant patients they are not capable of feeling angina and they only discover the situation when it is way too late.
Had that not been the case things could have been much worse.
My heart muscle is still in amazing shape and hopefully we can reverse the affects of the Cardiac Allograf Vasculopathy.
For those of you who know me personally you know I am a fighter and have learned to get up after being knocked down.
Once again it is fighting time.
I will continue to do all I can to write, blog and fight for Israel and the undeniable rights of the Jewish Nation to our land.
Thank you all for your support.