I went to the new cardiologist yesterday, they squeezed me in. What a difference from the other one! They took a very comprehensive history, and talked to me. I am back to being a partner in my health, instead of just a sick person.
That said, I am not doing so great. The echo and now several EKGs show bigemeny. They have added an agressive dosing of Lasix to get the fluid down. I am waiting for results of a BNP blood test. Shortness of breathe is nearly constant and my chest hurts at times. But I am here and doing something about it.
I finally have a doc that directly told me my diagnosis: Non-ischemic Cardiomyopathy and Congestive Heart Failure.