Jan 28, 2020

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Had a right heart catheterization. (They stick a wire through your neck into your heart and measure a bunch of stuff.) I had one back in July and this was a much longer, more careful, test. 

The VERY GOOD NEWS is that I do not need a heart transplant. Repeating just for myself: I do not need a heart transplant.

The other good news is that they did find something wrong, which explains why they thought I needed a heart transplant and why I get short of breath. It can be addressed with medication and my doc will see me often in the next few months to make sure it gets addressed. My doctor told she was "wrong and happy to be wrong." She was just plain terrific and I feel good about working with her. 

It's hard to explain what the past month and a half has been like, but I hope to try and get my life back on track as soon as possible -- maybe I'll even stamp more! 

Thanks for listening. I learned a lot about myself and about heart transplants and now I hope to try and forget all of it.

MOOD WHEN DONE:  Alive!

25 comments:

  1. Heath scares are very traumatic!! So happy to hear that your doctor was wrong and not afraid to admit it. It will take a little while to move past the scare but with your humor and positive attitude you will. Looking forward to hearing more of your stories and seeing your lovely cards!!

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  2. That's GREAT news!! Carry on with life and STAMP!

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  3. Very good news. Take care of yourself and give your body time to heal Liz

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  4. I'm up now!! Seems I'm a bit behind, J.B. So glad to get the 'good news' first! Take good care of you!
    xx

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  5. I can't imagine the anxiety you have been living with for the last few months. Thank you for sharing your very good news. Take good care.

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  6. Whew! I am soooo happy your health issues are getting resolved a simple way! It has to be a HUGE relief!
    Take good care .

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  7. Thankful that you got some definitive answers, Joan!

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  8. Fantastic news indeed!!!! So glad you trust and like your doc. Stamp on.....xoxo

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  9. Yay!!! I'll do the happy dance for you because maybe you shouldn't right now until you're sure your new meds are working correctly. This is great news, Joan! If I feel this good about it, I can just imagine how you must feel. Great day in the morning!

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  10. Yay! Be well and stamp like crazy, it’s great therapy!

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  11. Yes, Yay! So happy to hear this good news. Take care and stamp on. Thanks for sharing this great news.

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  12. Awesome news! So glad they have figured out the problem. God bless you

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  13. Sending lots of Hearts!! Glad you got good news!

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  14. Bless you, Joan! Say a prayer of thanksgiving,breathe,repeat. Hoping my news is as good in 3 weeks when I have the next scans.

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  15. I like the new news much better than the old news. Take care!

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  16. WOW! what a difference a day can make! I'm thrilled for you!

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  17. So glad to hear your good news! Here's to some powerful healing and vibrant health for you in 2020. <3

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  18. Such wonderful news!! Thank you for letting us all know. Keeping you in prayer.

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  19. Marisela Delgado said: How wonderful for you. I totally understand about wanting to forget. I cut a varicose vein while shaving and it turned life-threatening (DVT) and completely de-railed me and my life. It also set off all sorts of other scary complications and brutally painful injuries. Needless to say, it has been a long 6 and a half years, but the Lord has been faithful and I am feeling much better. I, too, learned too much about too scary things and all I wanted was to not know so much.....to forget. In time you will. Rejoice that the Lord is good and worthy to be praised! your friend in San Antonio, Texas..........Marisela mariandmonsterd@yahoo.com

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  20. Yay! So glad to hear this great news!

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  21. Awesome news!!! I like a doctor who can admit when they are wrong, after all, they are just as human as we are and should be expected to get something wrong eventually. And I would much rather them expect the worst and surprise me with good news than the other way around!!!

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  22. I am so happy to read this news and pleased to hear your doctor is careful in double checking such major issues!

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  23. Very happy for you Joan! Celebrate!

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