Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Quick Mid-September Update!

Hello Everyone!

I thought since I had some time that I would give a quick update. I’ve been doing well, staying healthy! Yay! I’ve been busy with college lately; this semester is going to be my hardest I can tell. I’m trying not to stress out and just take things as they come. Yesterday, I had a doctor’s appointment with my new primary doctor. I had never met him so I was a little nervous, but prepared with medical records to let him know all about my Congenital Heart Disease. I even though I wasn’t sick I had to see him in order to get a referral to Children’s Hospital and to inform him about my heart so he is prepared when I am sick. The appointment went well and I got my referral. I will be going to Children’s Hospital next Wednesday for the 1:30 appointment that I made last week. Yay! I will be having a stress test, an EKG, and an Echo. I’m so prepared for it haha. Anyways, my new primary doctor is very nice; he was SO interested about my Heart Condition. I think I was one of the first patients he has had with a Congenital Heart Defect; that was my impression anyways. He asked a lot of questions, he took my blood pressure, he listened to my heart, he looked at my scars; I even gave him some medical records about my condition which he copied to keep in his file and he seemed excited to read them later. I even got the regular flu shot while I was there. Though every year after I get the flu shot I don’t feel good for about a day and usually get a small fever. It happened again this year, so I didn’t go to school today. Luckily, I only had one class and she goes by her lecture notes that she posts online, so that made me feel better. At the moment I’m doing well and just relaxing. I will be doing some homework and some other things here soon. So, that’s about it for now.

Till next time… May God Guide, Comfort, and Bless you on your journey. Sending many **Heart Hugs** your way!

With LOTS of Hope, Love, and Faith,

P.S.: I still haven't had the time to upload Lake Michigan pictures to my laptop, so hopefully I can soon.


  1. I love the new blog header! The photos of you growing up are so cute :)

  2. Aww I like the new header! And am glade your dr. appt. went good and he was a nice dr. :)

  3. Lauren;

    Good to see that you have a new doctor and that things went well. You and he need to talk: He needs to know and understand that if he runs into something that he does not understand about your heart, his FIRST action is to get your Adult Congenital Cardiologist involved. I'm not saying he's like this, but I have known a couple of doctors who have a "I can handle it!" attitude. But CHD is complicated, and if he finds himself in above his head, he steps back and calls the Cardio. If worst comes to worst, you're going to need help that he might not be able to provide.

    The Funky Heart

  4. Good luck at your card. appt next week! Your blog looks great, love all of the pictures :) thanks for posting an update too.
    Katie (Maddie's mom, Pulmonary Atresia/IVS, Ebstein's, Hypoplastic RV)