Monday, March 14, 2011
Thank you to everyone who has prayed for me, emailed me, and expressed concern for me this past month. Today I had my follow up appointment with the cardiologist to get the results of my tests. My blood test came back normal. The heart MRI showed that my aorta is 50% closed at one point. Thankfully, the closing in area is small, so the doctor thinks that it can be repaired with the balloon catheter. It is not what I wanted to hear. In an ideal world, nothing would need to be done to my heart, but I don't live in an ideal world so I will take this alternative over being gutted like a fish. It does not need to be done right this second, but should be done within the next year. I have tabled it for now until the wedding, I have enough stress already thankyouverymuch, and will make this priority #1 as soon as I get back. (I can do my thank you cards from the hospital!) Our hospital here does not do the procedure, so I will get it done at a German hospital about 20 minutes from us. My understanding is that I will need to spend one or two nights in the hospital. Not going to lie, kind of scared about the language barrier. Everything we've heard about Homburg Hospital from Americans is that all of the doctors there speak English, but good luck finding an English-speaking nurse. Oh fun. This is all of the news and information I have for now. I promise to post another update once I know more.