I am new to this board but I've been on several other boards before all the way back to 2000.
I was diagnosed, to term it loosely, with Heart Failure June 29th, 2009. I say loosely, because the cardiologist I see can't seem to talk straight with me. I've had numerous EKGs (I have had a lot of PVCs for at least 9 years), several Echos, a two part stress Thallium test, and a heart catheterization. I've had HBP for at least 12 years, treated for 9. I have a dialated heart, LVH, and a 40% EF. I am getting worse despite the medication. I am a 41-year-old female.
Today I made an appointment with a new cardiologist that was recommended and had my records faxed over.
I have to admit that I'm scared. I have two daughters, 17 & 8, and I especially worry about my youngest. I am a single parent and my ex barely knows my youngest, besides he has heart problems from chemotherapy and diabetes.
I'm filling out a new living will and advanced directive, my Will has been done for years. I know it may or may not be premature to worry about this...but still...