So, for those of you who were wondering how my colon-/endoscopy went last week… I guess everything came out alright! Hee… Yes. I went there. Oldest joke in the book. Seriously, though, all went as smooth as you could expect. I haven’t heard anything from them regarding results, but I’m confident that there won’t really be anything much to report. If there is, I hope it’s something that is very easily (and quickly) fixed! What caught me off guard was the fact that they had to use a special drug to knock me out b/c the usual stuff would have been too harsh on my heart. I was shocked when the anesthesiologist told me that after reviewing the notes from my cardiologist, she had to make that decision b/c I only had 30% usage of my heart! I know he had told me that I only had 30% pulse strength in my heart beat, so to hear her phrase it the way she did put a new spin on it. I guess they both mean the same thing if you sit back and think about what the heart is actually doing, but it was still a shock to me.
Other than that, I don’t have much else to report! I’ve just been killing time with etiquette classes and the Dallas Cowboys! haha… I’m sure the etiquette instructor would absolutely DIE knowing I was discussing exams of the nether region in a public forum. 😀 I still haven’t heard anything regarding that dye we’re waiting for (for the heart testing), and my next appt with the cardiologist isn’t for another couple of weeks. I am getting a bit anxious to get active again. I’ve told my sister that I’m really wanting to start tennis lessons! I guess being forced to be so in-active has lit a fire under my feet that has caused me to get a little fidgety…I just have to get the clearance from my doc to say it’s ok to start! Otherwise, I’d be giving my tennis instructor a new level of stress with every fall I make! LOL! Can you imagine? “Oh don’t mind me…but, if I trip and go into a cardiac arrest, just make a quick call to 911. Ok? Great, thanks.”
I want to take a moment to thank everyone again for your amazing support! I hear from you that my blogs have helped educate some of you and created a bit of awareness to a new side of this situation that some have never seen. I’m glad. I’ve often questioned why I had to be the one to get this, and what the reasonings were for my suffering… and I know this sounds cheesy and completely clichéd, but maybe it was supposed to happen so that I could help educate at least one person on all of this. Maybe it’s b/c I’m supposed to help put a more human view on a very clinical issue we always just hear about. Maybe it was a strange way for me to reconnect with those I’m most close to. This would not have been my most ideal way of going about it, granted, but I guess it’s worked! 🙂 And although it appears that I’m helping you in some small way, you are absolutely helping ME in a HUGE way! So, thank you for all the amazing things you have said to me! Your words are truly inspiring! 🙂
What I’m thankful for today:
1. Rainy days – for making flat, limp hair look wavy and cool!
2. Spotify – for helping my day go by quicker
3. Kameron, Veronica and Christi – for having the most fun and crazy dinner conversations. (hee…)