Well, it has been a whole 10 months post open heart surgery. I have not wanted to sign on for awhile because even though the pain has gone the memories remain. I do not want to fluff the surgery up for anyone...it is painful and it does take time to heal both physically and mentally. With that said I have had the most amazing support system which was my husband, family, and friends. I felt all of your prayers and appreciated them.
Well yesterday I got my TEE test done and it was a day full of unexpected events. The test itself wasn't that bad but before the test it took 4 different nurses and 5 tries to get an IV. I was told I was probably slightly dehydrated but wasn't surprised because they had told me I couldn't eat or drink since 9pm last night. After the hiccup of IVs during the TEE test I was very awake. To the doctors surprise they kept giving me more and more medicine but still was very coherent. I did feel little pain though. After I was done I was still able to ask all of my questions to the doctors, they thought I was in great condition and was released pretty quickly (20 minutes). I then was sent in a wheelchair with my husband to the pharmacy to get some xanax (the stress has been killing so I was relieved with this). Already on Facebook and texting my mom I suddenly felt really dizzy. My husband's face was no longer visible and I kept telling him I was going to faint. As I fainted sitting in the wheelchair my husband rushed me back up to the doctors who performed my TEE. They then took my in for observation for another 3 hours. I was told that I was released to early and with my body size being rather small I was given a lot of medication, my body was rejecting it in a way. I now had a splitting headache but was feeling stronger once I was given food and water. Today has been a day of resting and hoping for smoother procedures in the future.
Hi everyone! My name is Madeline Kargl and im 24 years old. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 5 years and am living in San Diego due to hubby being in the Navy. As of last Monday I was completely healthy to my knowledge. I have always had migraines, fatigue, and at times chest pain but after all who didn't?...I thought. I was given a referral from my primary doctor to get a murmur checked out. I was not even worried, both my parents have murmurs and wasn't even going to bother having anyone come along. Asking my husband to come along was a last minute thing but after my 2 hour appointment I can't thank God enough for having hubby by my side. I was taken into the office and explained how my heart was going to require some serious attention almost instantly. Taken back by what I was being told my doctor expressed to me how I was suffering from Mitral Regurgitation and that my surgery would need to take place within the year. After I left I was called again and now told my surgery must be given within the year of 2011. I have been feeling all kinds of feelings and am reaching out to everyone I can for support and prayers!