Thursday, April 9, 2009

Your body knows best!

Hi everyone I have been away for a few days and not by my own choice.

Monday I went to have my monthly check up with my Doctor and he ran an EKG to see how I was doing and within 5 mins I was sent off to check into the hospital for some test. He noticed that I had a spike in the left side of my heart and was worried (my Grandmother has heart problems). To say the least I was really scared and not sure what to expect. When I arrived at the hospital I was immediately hooked up to a monitor and given a drip to thin my blood and told to not stress out and it would be ok. I don't know about you but when someone tells me not to stress you can bet it will happen. Within a couple of hours I had been poked (they had to draw my blood ever so often to make sure the blood thinner was working right) and given another EKG (came out the same) and to top it all off my blood pressure was out the roof.

For the last few days it has been nothing but tests and questions but I do have an answer - according to my Doctor I have a blockage in my left valve and a leaking valve on the right (said this is common in Women and not to worry about that) but on Monday I have to go and have a Cardiac Cath done and it should fix the problem. I was told since I take such good care of myself that this showed up early and that it was a good thing because if it had stayed unnoticed that would have been worse.

The moral of this situation is when your body is telling you something LISTEN because it could save your life. It only proves to me that exercising and changing your diet is the key to good health.

PS There is some good news I did lose 4 lbs!


Shelley said...

Oh my gosh! What a shock - I'm so glad that you went to your doctor! I'll be thinking good thoughts about you on Monday...take care, Mara!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

whew! You are such an inspiration! How perfect that you went to the doctor at that exact time! I have goosebumps!!! I'll say a prary for you Mara!

Fat[free]Me said...

Oh, wow, glad it was picked up so soon and that you are being monitored. Keep well!

Sandra said...

So Glad to hear you caught it early and are taking care of yourself. Enjoying your blog by the way! Keep up the excellent work.

TJ said...

YIKES! Good thing you are on top of going to get checked! Glad it is under control adn your taking the steps to fix the problem. That would have scared me bad! Hope your ok :)


Eden said...

I really hope all goes well. I'm happy for you that they found it. Good luck as you get better.

SeaShore said...

Thank God they found it and know what to do! You'll be in my thoughts.

Congrats on being 4 lbs down!

fatfighter said...

So glad they found it and can make it better. I will be thinking of you on Monday.

MizFIt said...

MAN you are so right.

it is all about listening to our bodies and not IGNORING out of fear huh?

Sending you my thoughts this morning,