I got the results from the nuclear stress test today and it seems that while the damage has not been repaired from the LAD artery having scarred over, I have made progress, and have twice as much blood flowing to my heart muscle as I did eight months ago.
On a scale of one to ten with one being the sickest I have been and ten being "well", they are calling my progress at a four or five out of ten, and are expecting another year of physical therapy before I will start feeling "well".
Also, there is a certain amount of blood your heart will pump. This is called the "ejection fraction", because there will always be a certain amount of blood left in your heart waiting for the next beat. My EF is at 68% (which means that only 32% of my blood volume in the left ventricle is left in my heart waiting for the next beat) up from about 50% a couple of years ago, which was just barely out of heart failure range. Today my EF is in the normal range.
I have a long way to go but I am encouraged. For a while there I had given up hope of ever being "well" again but I just may be able to do this, with God's help.