Wednesday, November 19, 2008

My Broken Heart

My test yesterday wasn't too bad. I love the sedation part and don't even remember them inserting the tube down my throat. Last night and this morning my throat hurts and feels scratchy but nothing I can't deal with.

My test results showed a Cleft Mitral Valve with severe regurgitation, a small leak from my tricuspid valve, and my left atrium is slightly enlarged and pumping at 40% and the lowest they would want to see it is 50% so I'm below that. The outcome is that I do indeed need surgery and they aren't going to wait too long. I meet back with the doctor on Dec 1st and he'll have gone over the test again and have information for me regarding my surgery options.

While I knew that the results of the test would be along these lines it's still overwhelming. And I now know that I've been having symptoms for a few years that I've just attributed to being out of shape and having 2 kids. Oops. :-)

Now I have to give a big THANKS to Davisix for babysitting my kids last minute. They both fell asleep in their car seats about 2 minutes after we picked them up. I think they had a blast.

Lastly, check out JuJu's giveaway in honor of the Christmas season. A creative little gift.

15 comments:

Kelly said...

Thinking about you today and praying for your "broken heart".

JuJu and Family said...

Hi there Shannon, I don't know how you keep up with all of the terminology. I'll be thinking of you. My cousin has had heart problems since he was 12 (he's now about 25 or 26). I noticed that you like Anne of Green Gables. That was one of my favs growing up, but I especially liked her because she made sure everyone knew her name was Anne with an "e", my middle name is Anne with an "e". Take care
JuJu

Davisix said...

Praying for you my friend. Just blogged about you too. :) You had to KNOW I didn't go the whole day without taking pics!!! hehe Love ya! Ang

Michelle said...

You stopped by one of my blogs a while back and I haven't checked it in some time. My main blog is Tiddly Winks...

Sorry to hear about your condition and I will be praying for you. I enjoyed reading some of your blog post!

Ashley Griffin said...

heres to a heart on the mend...

tollesons4him said...

I read about your blog on Ang's and I just read your post. I am praying for you and praying that God will heal your broken heart.

Marchelle said...

sorry to hear you have a broken heart!
i'll keep you in my prayers!

April said...

Hi Shannon,

I'm visiting from Ang's blog. I just wanted to drop by and let you know that I'm going to be praying for you. There is no doubt in my mind that GOD WILL HEAR! Your children are precious!

Take good care and drop over anytime...I love meeting new people!

Lisa said...

Hi Shannon, I found your blog from Davisix and her site. Don't you just love her? She seems like such a sweet person. I have never met her, but she seems like a gem. I am sorry to hear about your test results. I will be sure to keep you in my prayers. I have surgery scheduled on Dec 5th (nothing as drastic...just gall bladder), but I just wanted to let you know to put it in God's hands and you indeed will be in the best and safest place you could ever think about.

I of course couldn't leave you a note without telling you that you have a beautiful family...

Florida Girl said...

Hello Shannon! I wasn't going to leave you a comment cause I wanted to talk to you on the phone; but since we can't seem to touch base, I figured I'd leave you a message before I head to work again. Just know that I love you, & I'm praying for you so much right now. I wish I could be there. Love, Jess

McCrakensx4 said...

Praying that all will be well and you will be healthy too. i didn't listen to my body either (for about 3 yrs) and chalked it up to all that you had and I ended up having an emergency hysterectomy. God will be with you as well as all of your blogging sisters! keep us updated!

Denise C said...

Bless your heart Shannon! I will be praying for you! I hopped over here from Davisix.
Take care and Sweet Blessings,
Denise

Cindy said...

Dear Shannon,
I am a FL friend of Davisix and follow her blog. I am so glad that you have found her. I was blessed to meet her and claim her family as part of my own. God has brought you together for a reason. My family is praying for you and your surgery.

Jamey said...

Keeping you in prayer, hang in there!

Meme said...

We are praying for you Shannon!~