Asking for prayers for my BFF Irene. She is just 45; peripheral artery disease and type 2 diabetes run in her family; she has both and has had two heart attacks while in her early 40s (one she didn't even know she had).
She knows she has to quit smoking and has had success and then gone back. A recent ultrasound showed that the vein on the right side of her neck (maybe artery?) is 70% narrowed. This will mean surgery; she is at high risk for stroke; she is really scared because this is what killed her mom.
She is throwing her cigarettes away on Saturday. Please sent prayers that she stays clean this time. She says it is all that she can do, and she thinks it is too late - but she is doing it.
"Remember that children, marriages, and flower gardens reflect the kind of care they get." -- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.