Thanks For Your Prayers and Support

I would like to thank the people who have prayed for my dad for the last month. He's finally back to work today.

Just in case you don't know, my dad has undergone an angioplasty, which is the same surgery to be done to Norberto Gonzales, who is the Philippine National Security Adviser. Angioplasty sounds like a plastic surgery or a dental procedure, but actually is something that is more complicated than that.

Quoting the Philippine Star, regarding Gonzales' angiogram and angioplasty:

"In a coronary angiogram, a doctor inserts a slender catheter into an artery in the arm or groin toward the heart and into the coronary arteries. Once the catheter tip is positioned appropriately, a dye that can be seen on x-rays is injected through the catheter and into the coronary arteries.

Should the arteries look irregular or narrowed, doctors perform angioplasty, in which a balloon catheter widens the passageway and reduces or eliminates blockages. Angioplasty aims to restore blood flow to blood-deprived heart tissue, reduce the need for medication, and eliminate or reduce the number of episodes of chest pain. "

Angiograms are done to check for blocked arteries while angioplasty is the operation to unblock arteries. It's not as complicated as an open-heart surgery and it's definitely cheaper.

Once again, I'd like to express my gratitude for your support!