Anna and Lucy Leffingwell decided to open up their restaurant together. They have been friends for nearly 12 years and are inseparable. Lucy has always known that Anna has a long list of medical problems but just recently she has noticed that Anna was experiencing a lot of pain in her leg. Lucy suggested that Anna visits a doctor to make sure it was nothing serious. Anna visited a doctor and the doctor asked Anna about her diet. Anna mentioned that recently she has not been watching what she eats. Anna stated her diet consisted of high fats and sodium. The doctors determined that Anna might have atherosclerosis. The doctor recommended that Anna visits a cardiologist.
Anna visited the cardiologist and they were able to confirm that Anna had atherosclerosis or a partially clogged coronary artery. They explained that atherosclerosis is caused by a buildup of plaque in blood vessels. Diets containing high levels of LDL causes plaque to form. The cardiologist warned Anna that if she does not watch her diet then she could potentially get a heart disease caused by oxygen not getting to her heart muscle. The cardiologist also noticed how her heart showed signs of left ventricular hypertrophy because of the high blood pressure caused by the blockage. Anna asked what types of treatment she can get to reduce the blockage that has formed in her arteries. The cardiologist suggested she gets a stent inserted at the site of blockage to expand the artery to increase blood flow.
Anna gets married to her boyfriend of 3 years, Alex Garcia. Many guests at the wedding asked if Anna was doing okay. She seemed a bit light headed and was showing signs of pain in her abdomen area. Alex asked Anna personally and she mentioned how she kept having to go urinate even though she didn’t have to. Alex figured something was up so he took her to the doctor to get it checked out.
At the doctor’s office, a urinalysis was taken of Anna and sent to a microbiologist who will determine whether or not Anna has urinary tract infection. UTI is an infection that happens in the urinary system. Signs for possible infection would cause pain in abdomen area, cloudy urine, or blood in urine. The results arrived about a week later saying that Anna was positive for having UTI. She would often just take Aspirin to help with her pain.
Anna finds out that Alex has another relationship with a woman named Erica Piedmont. Alex suggest to Anna that they get a divorce. This causes Anna to become really depressed.Lucy was worried about her friend so she suggested that Anna sees a psychiatrist. The psychiatrist made Anna’s depression better and Anna seemed to be getting her life back on track.