Once The Queen Of Stents, Now The Queen Of Plants

Once The Queen Of Stents, Now The Queen Of Plants


– So I have eight stents now. I don’t wanna be called
“the queen of stents.” And at that point I was on 13 pills a day and taking two shots a day because I was also severely diabetic. My name is Tricia
Slimbarski and I’m retired, I worked at the Pentagon for 38 years. I was an intelligence agent. I was told in… 2007 that I needed bypass surgery and I had five bypasses in 2007. I was a compulsive overeater and got into the sugar way too much and any kind of junk food, I was the queen of junk food. So my entire life I
weighed about 100 pounds more than I do now. And about 2014 I went to the Cleveland Clinic for my checkup and I
was still having angina every single day since my five bypasses and they put me in the
hospital and did an angiogram and saw that I needed eight, well, seven stents at that point and so they put the seven stents in and within a week I had to be rushed back and have another stent. So, I have eight stents now. I don’t wanna be called
“the queen of stents.” And at that point I was on 13 pills a day and taking two shots a day because I was also severely diabetic. When they found my
diabetes it was over 400. I felt hopeless, I was very distraught because they could not fix me, I was thoroughly convinced
they could not fix me because my cardiologist said, “I can put a nitroglycerin
patch on your arm which will give you more
relief from your angina.” Which I was still having everyday even after the eight stents. So they were gonna blame my
heart disease on my genetics. I was noticeably distraught
when I left there and um so I looked up on the internet because my research analyst came out and I looked up on the internet about stopping the progression of heart disease and I found Dr. Esselstyn’s book. I was in fear of losing my life, fear is a huge motivator. And he says, “You’re killing yourself by everything that you put
at the end of your fork.” At the beginning I just did it with gusto, I didn’t think about what I was feeling because I just thought
this is my only way out. I started seeing results within two weeks that the angina that I have had since 2007 completely went away. I had lived with it everyday for, that would have been seven years and it completely left me
and I haven’t had it since. And I started dropping
weight and I started having more energy and then I started
going off my medication and the more pills I
came off, it was like, alright, you know I’m on a roll now. And so I felt really,
kinda, very empowered and just like okay I’m
in control of this now that they’re not gonna tell me what to do I’m just gonna follow this lifestyle.

3 thoughts on “Once The Queen Of Stents, Now The Queen Of Plants

  1. Absolutely beautiful. A story of hope, fighting spirit, love, survival, health and insight.
    Much love and respect to this woman and Dr Esselstyn!

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