Thursday, February 5, 2009

My Heart

So I just have to express some of my anxieties that are in my life right now. I've been greatly blessed to have wonderful health and no major issues as of yet. My father's side all have diabetes which is a concern that I keep tabs on and my mom has some inherited heart disease called Marphan's which means her heart is enlarged and she is prone to aneurysms which have all been fixed thankfully.
I don't have that disease, but it's coming to my attention I may have cardiac arrhythmia which means my heart doesn't always beat regularly. I'm supposed to have a holter monitor which I will get tomorrow and see what happens from there. I'm a bit scared since I've done some research and while most are solved with medication, in some instances pacemakers are needed. I've almost blacked out after my heart has a major episode which scares me and then it's always scary when you feel your heart trying to "catch up" or skip a beat sometimes.

I'm typically a very shy person, but this blog has allowed me a place to be honest and open with much of what's going on. Thank you for sharing my journey with me in the past while. I'm grateful for my family and friends who I don't know where or who I'd be without. I'll keep you all posted on what happens as I find out.


Jess said...

I'm sorry Heather that you are going through some scary stuff. I'll continue to keep praying for you guys! I'm excited to see you hopefully in a couple of weeks for Hailey's birthday party. I love reading your blog and I'm glad that you feel like you have somewhere to open up.

Amanda said...

I'm so sorry to hear that you are having health problems. I know that can be really stressful and frustrating. I hope everything works out okay!

Michelle Iverson said...

Heather! Thanks for letting us know about what is going on with your health. Sometimes it is hard to share personal things about ourselves, but over the years I have learned that people just want to help! I know I am far away, but I will keep you in my prayers. I know you will be just fine!

Sunflower said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog. If you think your daughter might be interested in taking our wonderful Fairy Furniture class, we're having our first one this next Saturday (the 14th) at our new gallery/studio in SLC. We will be having it from 3 to 5:00, as far as I know. It should be lots of fun!! Let me know if you're interested!!
I love your blog!! It's always fun to hear about people's wonderful family life!

Debbie Schramer

bonnie said...

Heather, you rock! Thank you. I can't wait to see the stuff they have :) Keep them coming !!!
love you too!

T + 2 said...

Oh my gosh Heather, I can't even imagine what you're going through! Please keep us updated and if you need anything, anything at all, please don't hesitate to ask.