Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Update Time!

Just a quick update on my heart condition...


Today I had an appointement with a "Heart Electrician" as he amusingly called himself!  A Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiologist to be exact.  (By the way...wouldn't you love to tell people that your child is going to college to become a clinical cardiac electrophysiologist?  I would!) ANYWHO....


My diagnosis still stands at Supraventricular Tachycardia.  The doctor was very "impressed" with my chart.  Not to say that he was glad I have a problem, but he found it interesting to see all the electrical activity taking place.  Basically, I have a short circuit.  (I knew there was something wrong with me!) Where normally the heart has a "wire" that runs from the top chamber to the bottom chamber, I have an extra pathway that is telling my heart to beat too many times. 


He would prefer that I fix the problem instead of being on medication forever.  Mostly because I am young and if I take medicine forever...the problem could eventually come back when I am older.  To fix the problem I will have a catheter placed in my leg which will run all the way to my heart.  They will explore the problem area and then cauterize or freeze the "extra wire".

Of course there are different scenarios and risks involved.  I won't explain here unless something does happen.  Mainly because you are probably already bored out of your mind!


Please keep me in your prayers.  I will be a Crawford W. Long on Thursday.  The procedure begins around 12:30 p.m.  I am trusting that the Lord will take care of me and the doctors and staff.  I am so thankful that the Lord is revealing this issue so that I can get it fixed.  Thank you all for your support, prayers and love!

4 comments:

theelizabethhighsmith said...

Julie,

I admire your positive attitude. I will say a prayer for you!

Tiffani said...

I am absolutely praying for you!!!

I know there's both relief and anticipation for what is ahead...let me know if I can do anything for you!! Y'know I'm just right down the street!!

Love you!

Lisa said...

Can I do anything for you? Please keep me up to date! If you need help with the kids or meals....I am here!!!! Just call me 770-229-3999!! Whatever you need just call! I will be praying!

Christy (Gilbert) Laster said...

oh, wow. i'm so glad you are having the procedure done. somehow, i missed your blog(s) about what's been going on with you. i will have to catch up!

praying for you, girly!!