Thank You Dr. Hafiz


SOL Challenge Day 10

Today, as you will see, I am putting my heart into this post…literally.

Dr. Hafiz has been my primary care physician for the last 13 years. He took me on when the doctor I was seeing left the area and I had no one to take over my care.  He is a specialist, cardiology, and really didn’t have to do this, but he did and I am eternally grateful.. Thank you Dr. Hafiz.

Some of you know that at the end of January I spent an overnight in the hospital because of some chest pain.  After talking with Dr. Hafiz it was decided that I should have a stress test, which I had a few weeks ago.  Yesterday I had an appointment with Dr. Hafiz and during our discussion we went over the results of my test.

Dr. Hafiz was excited to show me the pictures taken during my stress test.  The results showed that my heart is strong and working well.  The red on the pictures, if I have this correct, shows blood flow through my heart.  The redder the better?  (My words not his).  You have no idea the immense relief I felt when he told me this.

Somehow Dr. Hafiz found out that I have a blog, no doubt thanks to Kathy who had the appointment time slot with him right before mine.  We talked about my blog and he even put a link to it on his phone.  He then asked me if I would like to take a picture of results and post them on my blog tomorrow (which in now today).

Anyway, since I think of you as my writing family and friends that I can share anything with , here I lay bare my heart.   I share with you a part of me that only my doctor has seen. Please treat it kindly.

heart pictures 002   heart pictures 001

Once again, thank you Dr. Hafiz for being there when I needed you.  Although Dr. Hafiz could speak quite knowledgeably about my heart, he couldn’t, unfortunately, speak about my brain which I know is addled after 40 years of Middle School students.  That would take a different kind of specialist. Oh well, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

As far as these pictures go, hey, just be glad I didn’t share last year’s colonoscopy pictures with you.


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12 responses to “Thank You Dr. Hafiz

  1. Lisa

    Can anyone help a brain after 40 years of middle school? Maybe it’s like quitting cigarettes…every year you don’t teach will take 10 years off the damage done. 🙂 I’m glad you’re heart is doing well.

  2. What a relief to get the news that your heart is strong and healthy! I think your brain is doing just fine too. Perhaps it is a little twisted every now and again, but that’s what makes life fun.

  3. It sounds like he is not just a good doctor, but a good guy too. That’s a nice combination!

  4. So glad to hear the good news about your heart…and you have pictures to prove it! After working with middle school students for 37 years…I can relate to your statement…but our brains are not addled….they are much sharper as we had to be so many steps ahead of such a changeable age. Well, that is how I like to think of it. And thanks to Dr. Hafiz for taking care of you. 🙂

  5. Judy C.

    Great news – thanks for sharing the pictures – good lookin’ heart! Love it when you can actually relate to a Dr. on a different level. I think when you get to be our age, the brain is addled just because it’s had so many years to process things.

  6. Wow! I really enjoyed this post. Thank you for sharing your heart with us today.

  7. You really take the phrase putting your heart out there to a whole new level! I’m so glad you have a healthy heart – great, great news. And I LOVE that your heart doctor is reading your blog!!

    P.S. Thank you for keeping your colonoscopy pictures private. 🙂

  8. You always find a way to leave posts about your health with a good belly laugh. Glad to see evidence that all is well!

  9. Terje

    I am so glad to hear the good news. Your relationship with your doctor is super. He goes well beyond just checking you.

  10. Nice photos of you – you’re all heart! Sorry….it just came to me and I’ve been addled by first graders for too many years. Seriously, glad to know you are well.

  11. Dr. Hafiz is a model doctor—if only everyone took the time to slow down like he has!

  12. Mr Hamera , it’s indeed an extreme pleasure & a great honor to be your’s and Kathy’s physician for the past so many years .
    I really enjoyed reading your markedly interesting and succinct blog about your Heart and the stress test , especially the Nuclear test pictures that you were able to successfully add to provide a thought-provoking and stimulating dimension for your readers . You definitely posses an inborn , refreshing & a captivating flair for blogging with hypnotizing charm and should have started this hobby long time ago ;”better late than never”as the old chiché would say.
    Last but not the least , I am indeed humbled to read your very kind words for me ( most of which I sincerely don’t deserve ) and wanted to express my utmost and heartfelt gratitude to you and Kathy for continuing to be my patients and more like a friend and family to be exact ( for more than a decade ) . ~~ God Bless ~~

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