Hi Grant and welcome to HVJ. Your story really touched me as I could somewhat relate to it.I think God has been preparing me . Back in the 80's my Dad had surgery for an adonomal anuersym had surgery in July but 3 months later passed away with congestive heart failure. His heart was just worn out after 12 years of Wolfe White Parkinson Syndrome. At that time I knew that it was heriditary so it has always been the in the back of my mind. Then 3 years ago my daughter had OHS with a valve replacement. About 5-6 years ago I was told I had a murmur but nothing was checked out. I prayed to God as we were going to move back to SC and found a really nice church and my husband finally has taken interest in it. Last year my doctor here did an EKG and sent me for an echo. On my last birthday I was told it was aortic stenosis and sent to a cardio doc. I was so upset I joined my church and felt a big relief then was baptized in Nov. It has changed my life but I am still waiting for my life to change for the better. I will be seeing a new doctor tomorrow and feel real good about it. So maybe things will change for me. But thanks for your story. Keep tuned for the rest of the story.
For the long haul
What an inspiring story- thank you for sharing. I have a bicuspid valve and will be having OHS at the end of July.
Your situation really touched me, as I feel like we are in a similar family dynamic.
I know I have tended to try to take care of things in my own strength which is never good. I know I will find peace and answers about the specifics of the surgery if I fully turn everything over to God. There is no greater assurance, no matter the outcome.
Continued physical healing and spiritual growth to you!
Hi Grant, welcome to HVJ and thank you for your wonderful testimony! We worry and worry and worry about things that come our way in life and speak the words "God is in control", but sometimes I think we don't stop to think and realize that HE REALLY IS IN CONTROL- OF EVERYTHING! Unfortunately, I have just recently had this very conversation with a family member whose life seems to be falling apart. When we put things before God, He will be as a parent, first gentle nudges to correct you and then if you don't listen - He does something more "drastic" to get your attention.
Yours is an inspiring story, so glad you have joined us to help encourage those who are just beginning this journey of open heart surgery! God bless!
Linda Dixon, AVR 3/13/12