Wednesday, February 20, 2013

In pain today...

When I woke up this morning, I had my normal, stiff, pain in my chest, where it feels that I've worked out a lot (HA!)...but the pain didn't (read: hasn't) gone away.  This doesn't feel like my normal soreness.  I'm thinking I'm gonna have to bug the doctor tomorrow.  The pain isn't sharp, but it comes and goes all day long.  Before surgery, I wouldn't have bothered with slight pain like this.  Now, I get nervous.  I feel that I am more susceptible to aches and pains, and it's more noticeable now.  Not only this, I'VE BEEN SOOOOOOOOOOO TIRED today.  Overwhelmingly tired.  I have no energy.  I felt bad for my dad today, bc today's his birthday, and we had plans to get together.  My brother wanted us all to go to the basketball game tonight, but I was too tired.  So I begged out, and we are going to try to get together Sat.

Anyway, I'm super tired, so I'm going to bed.  I'll update more later.  

Friday, February 15, 2013

I hope everyone had a nice Valentine's Day!

David and I don't celebrate Valentine's Day with huge gifts or anything.  I had to work, so there was no point in trying to go out.  But...I did get my nails re-painted-they are red, with sparkly things in them.  I'll have to post a pic of them later.  I figure they are cute enough for Valentine's, plus they will work for the heart walk, which if everyone remembers, will be Mar 9th.  I'm working on getting tshirts ready to order, and I swear, I love them, but I have the most last-second friends of anyone I know.  Haha...I'm gonna have to light a fire under them.  So, I'm trying to get ready for that, I think we're going to have a great turnout and I can't wait.  I've already gotten some orders and some money, so we've got a start.

There's not too much news as far as my heart goes, and I think that's a good thing.  Dr. Lane's nurse called back and said that I don't have to see her again until May 31st, so that's great!  I still have soreness EVERY SINGLE MORNING!  #whensitgonnaend?!?!?!?!?!  My shoulder blades hurt every day too, and it's so aggravating, bc it affects my sitting at school, and my ability to fully do my job at work.  And let's not even discuss laundry!

Enough complaining about what I can't do.  I need to bring to everyone's attention, a little boy who has a story on FB (obviously by his parents, as he's super young), who is having such a hard time.  I won't go into detail, but he is in need of many prayers, as are his parents.  It's times like these when I have to learn to appreciate what I have, who I have, and what our situations consist of.  And why?  Bc my heart surgery is peanuts compared to what this little man has been going through.  I have healthy children.  I am very appreciative.  And so I pray this family can finally go home one day with their little boy, healthy.

Another little one that is constantly on my mind, is the son of one of my friends.  He has a congenital heart disease, and he is such a TROOPER!  He is totally cute too.  He is so happy, although he's been through so much.  So I think of him often bc I've been through nothing compared to him.

Anyway, if I have any news, I will update, as usual.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Some good news today!!!!

It wasn't long after I made my last post that Dr. Howard's (the sleep study specialist) nurse called me.  He reviewed my results and guess what?!?!?!?!  No sleep apnea, no sleep disorders that he can see!  That makes me happy!  It really lifted my spirits up.  She said that I need to get back to Dr. Lane for further testing if she is still unhappy with what is going on, and when I called, they told me that they would get back to me Monday.

So I'm going to try to relax this weekend.  I have to work all weekend, but I'm off Sunday in time for the Super Bowl.  I'm not a fan of either team playing, but I love football.  So this weekend, I'll cheer for the 49ers.  Hopefully, my Pats make it next year.

Oh-and things are coming together for the Heart Walk.  I'm excited to be leading a team.  I talked to the lady today about prices and other information for tshirts, let my team know, and I even talked with someone today who said that she'd like to "sponsor" me.  Not to mention, my friend Tabitha has an Etsy shop and is donating a portion of the heart items she sells to the AHA.  All that is left besides the actual walk is deciding on a team name and getting the shirts ordered.  YAY!

Any ideas for a team name, let me know.  Rianna and I have thought of a few, but new ideas are always welcomed!

Today is Wear Red for Women :)

Today, Feb 1st, is National Wear Red for Women!  This is to bring awareness to the fact that heart disease is the #1 killer of women.  The kids and I have our red on today...there isn't much red in the closets of our household since we aren't GA fans, we're Gators fans, but we do have 1 shirt.  Rianna and Gage were so excited this morning to wear their red shirts.  It made my heart melt.

So, updates anyone?  Not much...Dr. Lane's nurse called back and said that she had read the results from my sleep study, and that I'm being referred to Dr. Howard, a sleep specialist.  She (the nurse) said that all she knows is that my O2 levels drop when I'm sleeping.  Yeah, I already know that, hence the reason for the initial sleep study.  All I can think about is how I'm soooooooo old before my time.  I hate it.  I thought that after surgery, I wouldn't have to worry so much.  Especially since they said I wouldn't need more surgery (unless something drastic happens).  In the meantime, I'm having up and down is actually a down day.  I hate the feeling that I can't walk across campus at school without feeling like I'm gonna drop dead.  My text to David this morning:  Everytime my chest hurts or there's a small discomfort, I get worried that I'm going to drop dead.  I'm not exaggerating, I'm not being a drama queen, I'm legitimately scared.  

I hate feeling this way, but I can't help it.  I guess it just comes w the territory.  

Anyway, I'm going to try to make myself feel better.  I don't want to be Debbie Downer or pessimistic or whiny.  

I am going to post a link to the American Heart Association's website:

And the Go Red for Women page: