Mommy!

Nov. 29th, 2007 09:22 am
[personal profile] hollyking

I just read this email from my Mom:

Well... Thanksgiving weekend was an eye opener for a lot of us. Had my annual checkup Friday and finally got the results of the heart murmur from last year. Seems I have a leaky value and have been referred to a cardiologist for a valve replacement. However, I do not have any of the symptoms described so hope to defer any treatment until necessary. My doctor says once the symptoms begin, I will have no choice.

It is the valve where the blood flows to the lungs so will experience shortness of breath, chest pains, swollen legs, and zero stamina. So far... I have none of those. Needless to say weight loss no longer is an option... as if it ever really was.

I see the cardiologist on Tuesday and will update everyone after that.

Um... Yeah... So how's your morning?

Date: 2007-11-29 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] eveofdstruction.livejournal.com
I'm sorry to hear that. Rhiannon has a heart defect and had open heart surgery when she was 3 months old. Heart stuff is really scary.

Date: 2007-11-29 05:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
Thank you. I try not to worry but I still wish I could see her again. Damn 1,800 miles...

Date: 2007-11-29 05:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] pallidbat.livejournal.com
*hugs* I'll keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Date: 2007-11-29 05:39 pm (UTC)

Date: 2007-11-29 06:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ayeshadream.livejournal.com
Hon, I work with a bunch of cardiologist, so if you ever are told something concerning and would like it translated into english just let me know.

BTW, they have really good replacement valves now. Just sayin'.

Date: 2007-11-29 06:33 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
She visits the cardiologist next Tuesday so we'll have more information then. I'll keep your offer in mind if we need a translation.

Date: 2007-11-29 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dianthus.livejournal.com
eep! I have no idea how bad that actually is, but it sounds very scary.

Date: 2007-11-29 06:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
We'll know how bad after next Tuesday. I'm trying to keep a positive mood but I really just want to fly east and give her lots of hugs.

Date: 2007-11-29 06:28 pm (UTC)

Date: 2007-11-29 06:34 pm (UTC)

Date: 2007-11-29 07:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] omg-teh-funnay.livejournal.com
Damn, I think this outweighs my run of bad luck.

Best wishes for her

Date: 2007-11-29 07:09 pm (UTC)

Date: 2007-11-29 07:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] maida-mac.livejournal.com
Um, wow. Best of luck to your mom and your family will be in my thoughts.

Date: 2007-11-29 07:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2007-11-29 07:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] torainfor.livejournal.com
I've had a heart murmur my whole life--aortic insufficiency. She should get a second opinion.

Date: 2007-11-29 07:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] torainfor.livejournal.com
Should have added--when I was about 25 I was told I'd need surgery by the time I was 40. My 80+ year old grandma and 60+ year old ma have had the same deal but none of us have needed surgery.

Course, I'm not 40 yet...

Date: 2007-11-29 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
She is, and she better damn well tell me what the results are. ;)

Date: 2007-11-29 07:50 pm (UTC)
jenk: Faye (Jen40)
From: [personal profile] jenk
Ow. Your family is in my prayers.

Date: 2007-11-29 07:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2007-11-29 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] intrepid-reason.livejournal.com
Ok I had to read that twice, because the first time I read it I thought it was about you. I got teary eyed. I am very sorry that your mother's health is so precarious. Hugs.

Date: 2007-11-29 08:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
Awww, thanks! I'm fine at the moment, well other than being so far away from Mom.

Date: 2007-11-29 09:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] popfiend.livejournal.com
Thoughts and prayers sir.

You take care of yourself too now.

Date: 2007-11-30 12:15 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2007-11-29 09:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] infredible-me.livejournal.com
Yikes! Scary stuff. She shall be in my prayers. :o)

Date: 2007-11-29 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ragnorokt.livejournal.com
She left out a few things...the cardiogram that she is talking about was done about this time last year, they were not worried enough about it to call her in. They also told her that she has had this her whole life and has been completely asymptomatic that whole time. Finally the doctor was not able to hear the murmur when she was in the office this time.

For now I am filing this in the same bin as the total knee replacement that she was told she needed IMMEDIATELY...20 years ago.

Date: 2007-11-30 12:16 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
Doesn't she always?
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Date: 2007-11-30 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2007-11-30 07:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] filksinger.livejournal.com
Best wishes and hopes to you and your family. Here's hoping for asymptomatic meaningless, though scary, heart sounds.

Date: 2007-11-30 06:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
Thank you.

Date: 2007-12-01 12:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] natf.livejournal.com
*hugs* Image

Image

Date: 2007-12-01 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hollyking.livejournal.com
Thank you.

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