Wednesday, August 31, 2011
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Our first meeting today was regarding Eternal Marriage, the second meeting topic was Missionary Work. In both lessons I recognized that there are aspects to both of these things that I am really, really afraid of.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
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Thursday, August 18, 2011
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Friday, August 12, 2011
the good news: after the 4th attempt at Cardioversion, the doc was able to get me out of A-Fib
the bad news: 45 minutes later, I was back in A-Fib
the good news: another procedure, with a world renowned doc is in the works ringer me mended
the bad news: ANOTHER procedure
the good news: since I'm already in A-Fib, a giant diet cole won't hurt a thing!
this girl has got to get herself to sleep so the juicy details will have to wait until tomorrow...
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Thursday, August 11, 2011
My best girl from my college days is expecting her first son, and tonight my mom and I attended the baby shower. I can't believe so much has changed for her in just 3 short years! She was so beautiful tonight and I loved seeing her pregnant belly and imagining her snuggling her perfect little man in just a few weeks. I am very grateful for these small reminders that there is joy all around me.
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
" Are you better now, or is it something that will never really get better? "
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Monday, August 8, 2011
Sunday, August 7, 2011
In my congregation, the first hour of church is spent broken into separate auxiliaries, so the women and men meet separately for gospel discussion. Today, the topic for discussion was Be Positive. (Ironic given that before Salty and I had even finished backing out of the garage for our departure, I was already making excuses to return home early.)
Saturday, August 6, 2011
I spent my afternoon escaping the reality of my life by indulging in my favorite summer past-time...the pool! While I have been known to spend stretches as long as 6 hours just floating and lying around, today some fun friends joined and indulged Sassy and I in the funnest game we've made up so far...Synchronized Add-On!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Bad news isn't fun to share at all...especially when so many of the specifics are currently unknown. But my poor Facebook etiquette on Monday evening has prompted a more complete explanation:
After months of not feeling well, and ignoring many symptoms, I finally saw a cardiologist on July 8. Having been diagnosed with Cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart) at the age of 13, I had a doctor already in my rolodex. I was immediately diagnosed with Atrial Fibrillation (A-Fib, irregular heartbeat). I was prescribed medications and tests, and have been cruising through podcasts and books on tape while I drive to and from doctor appointments.
Monday was my first invasive procedure, an Angiogram (an x-ray from inside the heart,) in an effort to get a good standing on my arterial health and some data concerning a suspicious membrane near one of the valves. The good news is my arteries are pristine and the membrane is negligible!!! The not so good news is that in addition to the A-Fib, it was discovered that I also have Pulmonary Hypertension (high blood pressure inside the arteries of the lungs).
It has been a relief to know that my feeling like garbage wasn't imagined, and there is comfort in knowing that I'm up against a couple of pretty legit reasons for feeling so lousy.
Now I'm just practicing optimism and patience as I jump through medical hoops to determine the cause (if there is one) and the treatment(s).
I better realize how many people are sincerely concerned for my well-being as prayers and well-wishes are sent my way. Other than blatant flattery, it's all I can ask for right now.
Most importantly, I more clearly understand the impact of "intoxicated" Facebooking. Following all future procedures, I will be sure to keep my iPhone far from me until I can sing the alphabet backward or something.