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[Trigger warning: Medical procedures, some concerning my digestive system, may be squick worthy.] TLDR version at bottom. Looks like I survived once more! My brother posted this picture on Facebook. So I wondered if I should also link a video of Gloria Gaynor's â€œI will surviveâ€ or Destiny's Child's â€œI'm a survivorâ€. Ultimately, it should be a YouTube cat video, because they have nine lives and I sure as heck used one of them this week. So, to resume everything I've endured this month. I've had coronary angiograms (radioactive dye test + X-rays), CAT scans, MRIs, bone dens
They got me again! I knew it was coming, but this time they were much sneakier about it. [TLDR at bottom] I was told in late May that my heart valve was due to get replaced. I knew that day would come, being born with a faulty valve, but didn't expect till later. Eventually got the referrals by my cardiologist to get the tests and surgery, but everything takes many weeks, if not months. Meanwhile, I'm on short term disability, and slowly feeling more exhaustion with activity. So I fly down to Quebec City from St.John's to enjoy a big family reunion (59 relatives altogether) during
I LIVE AGAIN! Ridiculously long post ahead (TLDR at bottom). I say this because I just spent a week in the hospital after being admitted in emergency for heart problems. In a way it started about three years ago when I was getting occasional heart flutters (skipped heart beat) and varying heart rate speeds, almost always at rest, and really messing me up when I tried to fall asleep. So they plugged me up to a Holter (heart monitor with electrodes stuck on me) that I carried around for three days. They gave me beta blockers medication, and all was well for years. But since last M