What a long day!
February 9, 2016 7:16pm CST
I was at the hospital from 1230-6pm i am exhausted. First I had to do a bicycle test so they can evaluate my breathing and see how long it takes before i get tired etc. After that i had to go to the pulmonary clinic and do some breathing test. Then at 3pm it was my appointment with the heart failure doctor. We really loved this doctor as he was very thorough, explained everything in detail and took his time with us. It was just an evaluation appointment and to go over my history etc. We are trying to see what my options are to make me better. My left ventricle is large and my aortic valve is leaking and so the blood isn't flowing back thru like it should which causes me to be more short of breathe. So their going to have me try some new medicine first and then if that doesn't work then possibly a pacemaker or difibulator. If those don't work then their talking about an aortic valve replacement and that's a risky surgery. Their taking my case in front of a team of doctors and surgeons to discuss what the options should be and if this would be the best way to go. Then later on we will discuss what transplant would be best if these options do not work. I go back in a month for a follow up visit. So all in all it was a great day and now i'm exhausted. Did not get home til after 7pm it is 814pm now so i'm definitely going to bed early. So that's my update!
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10 Feb 16
I hope that they are able to find the best fix for your heart illness. Our daughter had the same issue with her aortic valve not working correctly, it was one of her four heart conditions. And if you need the surgery for the valve replacement, I know how frightening that must feel, but we had a nephew go thru that successfully, as a young adult when he was in his twenties. His six month old son had the same surgery just a few months before our nephew did, so he had a lot of empathy after going thru it himself. My fingers are crossed for medication to do the trick for you.