Sunday, July 14, 2013
I have had an uncertain few weeks. In June I started going to all my annual medical check-ups. First was my physical, all was great and my lab values were incredible, so that made me happy. I then we to my annual GYN appointment and that was great as well. Next stop was to go and have my EKG and Echo, I have to do this yearly because I have a diagnosis of Mitral Valve Stenosis, it comes from having rheumatic fever as a child. I was told 19 years ago that I would have to have a valve replacement at some point, so it has always been in the back of my mind.
Well a few days later I get an urgent call from my primary care physician, and they scared me asking me if I had an appointment with my cardiologist, in which I did. They said it was critical that I get there as soon as possible.
I go to see my Cardiologist and he ask me a series of question, " Have you fainted, do you get dizzy, are you tired during the day, have I been short of breath, does my heart beat out of rhythm, and my answer to all these questions is NO.
They tell me that is looks like the time has come to have heart surgery and fix my valve. I say okay so what is the next step, and that was to go and have a Cardiac Cath, where they shoot dye in your heart to measure pressure, and watch how the blood is flowing, also to see if there is any blockage in the vessels.
I check into the hospital on Friday morning and the procedure begins, so this is my pre-requisite to my open heart surgery.
I am not scared about the surgery, just about my new job I have just started. I am asking God what he has in store for me I know he can take care of all of this and I put it in his hands, all I can say is I trust you Lord....You know the plans you have for me. In the meantime I have called lots of my friends to say prayers for me and my husband.
Well I must say that my Heavenly Father shows up for me, and the word from the doctor is "Your heart looks fine and that I do not have to have surgery after all whatever they saw is no longer there, all is well with my heart.
Thank You God because I all I Know is that I am a living Miracle.....and so Grateful. Be still my heart.