Hi, Merelybeingme!! (I love you screen name!) Thank you so much for posting!!
You have truly been through a lot in your short lifetime! I'm sure things will be going much more smoothly for you now that you've gotten the ball rolling, so to speak. When my heart disease was discovered, it was only after several trips to my primary care physician. Finally the bells went off and he scheduled an appointment for me with cardiologist. I ended up having a heart cath almost immediately and then a stent placement the next day. One artery was 100% plugged.
As time went on, I knew something was not quite right again, so I visited my primary. He didn't seem to think that my complaints warranted another visit to the cardio, so I just made an appointment on my own. Lo and behold, the other side was 100% plugged! My heart had made it's own bypasses. The cardio informed me that I may not be as lucky with the third one. So, yes, I sit on pins and needles sometimes, but I try not to dwell on it.
As for your sense of humor.... It's always welcome here. We need it because laughter is very good medicine!
Do visit again soon! We'd really like to get to know you!
With Heart Hugs, Geri
Dear Peaches960, welcome to Heart Health!! Oh, please, please do let us know how your appointment turns out! I'm very much interested in what may be found. (If anything, of course) Personally, I feel that a doctor - cardiologist or other - has a way of "sluffing off" our concerns. If nothing is found from the basic tests, then they need to send you to someone who might be of more help. I saw 3 primary physicians and 2 cardiologists before something was finally done. (My last primary thought there may be a problem, so he recommended the cardiologist(s). The third cardio was very displeased that nothing had really been done for me previously.
I'm sooooo looking forward to reading another post of yours! Remember to always take good care of YOU!
Holiday Heart Hugs! (Do we know one another? Your screen name looks familiar.)