"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11

Monday, October 26, 2009

90 Day Dr. Visit

Friday I went to see my cardiologist for my 90 day Echocardiograhm. This was a big appt for me cause it was the first echo I have had since I was hospitalized three months ago. 50 % of women diagnosed with Postpartum Cardiomyopathy completely recover with full heart function in the first few years after diagnosis.
When I was in the hospital I had a EF Ejection fraction of 15%, The average person walks around with an EF between 50% and 65%. When I had my echo I was really hoping for a EF of at least 45% and judging by the amount of energy and lack of swelling I have had lately I was confident in that number. Well the results are in and I have a EF of 60% which means fully recovered!!! I am so happy I could cry, all my measurement were perfect, no swelling, no damage, absolutely perfect. The doctor said you could wright a text book on how perfect my heart looks, Woohoo!!!!
Whats this mean for my future? Well I will be on my medication life long to prevent a relapse but I can let up on the 2000mg sodium diet I have been restricted to. Also it still means no more babies which is still going to take awhile for me to completely except. Overall I am in complete normal health. Of coarse I have to be more careful than the average healthy person but still I am in good shape.
Thank you Jesus for your miraculous healing!

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11


Stephanie said...

That's wonderful news, I'm so happy to hear it. Congratulations!

Donna said...

I don't know you. I have been kinda reading since before you had your 2nd baby.

But let me encourage you, if it is in yours and your husbands heart, God will make a way for another baby.

Like I said I don;t know you, I don't really know about this condition (you were HEALED of!!!) but if God wants you to be a mommy again and you feel that he does don't let anything stand in your way.

He makes all things NEW.

Amanda said...

I am so happy for you, April! I'm sorry about the "no more babies" but I'm with Donna.. if you were meant to have more, somehow you will. ;)

Kriss said...

Wonderful news April. I'm so happy your results were so good. When I got the baby part though, I cried for you. I'm so sorry this was yanked from you. (((HUGS))) As an adoptive mother though, I have to say, you never know what plan God has for you baby/child wise. Maybe there is a little person out there that needs a good home. Always look up, God will provide. :) -kriss

amberdawn said...

PRAISE JESUS! I am so glad your exam went so well! :) And, I agree with all the others...God knows the plans He has for you!

The Dorns said...

I was holding my breath the whole time I was reading that. Thank God you are ok. I would have been so scared. You are strong and brave. Thanks for the update.