How I Found Out About My Heart Condition

My doctor listened to my heart at one of my appointments and heard something he didn't like. He decided to send me to Columbus to get a cardiac MRI. I went to have it done and had to be somewhat sedated due to my closterphobia. I can't stand being enclosed in a narrow space. I got thru the MRI just fine. Mainly because I didn't know it was happening thanks to the sedation meds. The whole test took about 2 hours. They sent the tests to my doctor who received them within 2 weeks. He set me up to go see a cardiologist in the town I live in. One afternoon, I got a call from his office. When I answered the nurse went in a frenzy. I asked her what was going on. Her reply, "You have to get in here right away. Its urgent and can't wait." I was terrified. She scheduled me for the very next morning. My dad went with me to try to keep me calm. They called me back fairly quickly. When the doctor finally came in, he asked how I was doing. I replied, "Depends on what your about to tell me." My anxiety was really bad at this point. He looked at me and said the first was minor. I have a heart murmur that didn't heal up at birth, which is not a big deal. The second thing was that my right lower quadrant is enlarged and don't know why. (Keep in mind this was April 1, 2009) I asked about restrictions. He said I was unable to get overexcited. Basically anything that could overstimulate me and raise my heart rate would be a no-no. Well, unfortuneately for the doctor, I had a concert in 2 days that I would not be calm at. I felt more relaxed after that. The only thing was, at the time, there was no way to fix it. No meds or surgery to help. As a sweet man told me last night, "You don't know what kinds of things they will come up with that could help by 2017. Anything can happen." He's right. I don't know what medical advances will be available in the years to come, but as of now I do know I am a healthy young woman who is almost 34 and has only had a flutter in my heart twice since finding out.
jonsbabygirl jonsbabygirl
31-35, F
May 20, 2012