A fat package of documents arrived in the mail for me today.
It's a schedule of tests that I need to have done for a heart problem that's been getting a little worse as I get a little older. I've had these same tests a few times over the past while, but they have been done sporadically...different specialists have been in charge of my file and it's become a bit chaotic, with a test here and a test there and no continuity.
So, my darling doctor has referred me to his favorite cardiology consultant clinic. The package that arrived today gives me the complete 2 days' schedule of bloodwork, MIBI test, stress test, rest test, Echocardiogram...the works!
My girlfriend asked me if I'm scared.
I thought about it for a few minutes and said, " Nope, I'm not."
She wanted to know why.
I replied, "It is what it is. There's nothing I can do about it, except do what the specialist has requested."
That's true, and there is no fear or apprehension, at least not yet.
I do feel blessed beyond the beyond. I have the ability to recognize that something is not right, to seek out medical advice and I have a full range of specialists and lab techs to take care of me. What's to worry about, then?
So, although I have been diagnosed as having WPW Syndrome...Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome...it appears that there may be some other weird things going on with my heart.
I've made arrangements to stay with a very good friend in Edmonton, while I'm having all of the work done. She's a perfect person to be there for me...she's kind, compassionate and is a director for the Alberta Cancer Board! That means that she has all of the knowledge about all of the specialists that I will be seeing! How totally cool is that? Feels like there is a lot of flow going on here, with everything falling into place so nicely with the test schedule coinciding with her being available to take care of little old me!
That's the skinny, the long and short of it.
I'll post more as I know more. Maybe some of what I am dealing with will resonate with someone reading my blog and it may help that person to recognize a problem that they may be dealing with.
"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye."
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery