I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse at age 27 shortly after the birth of my sweet son. I was told it was mild. Then about 3 years later and after the birth of my youngest sweet babe my mom had her mitral valve replaced. I Had increased anxiety thinking about her and I felt some shortness of breath. I had echo, TEE and I ended up having a heart cath in preparation for valve replacement surgery. The greatest news ever was that I only had mild prolapse although the previous TEE showed Moderate to severe prolapse.
Fast forward 30 years..... and a whole lot of granbabies here I am facing a mitral valve repair on Nov 24th, 2020 I know that I now need. I have had increasing palpitations, some shortness of breath at times and an occasional cough. I am an RN and I know too much, but I believe in the power of prayer and have faith in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I am thankful to live close to the Cleveland Clinic and blessed with such a wonderful supportive husband. We went through a hard year last year as he had Lymphoma and we lost my mom and our brother in law, I have only managed life with lots of prayer and support from our church and family. I know that this is another life storm with an opportunity to acknowledge who is in control of my life and to give Him glory.