Wednesday, 26 November 2008

And Finally...The Good News!

So, today was the day I was dreading: I went for my follow up appointment with the cardiologist. But, in a nutshell, it's looking good!

I told him I wasn't interested in a long term prognosis, I'd rather not know! However, the lovely Dr T decided to tell me anyway: that my prognosis was probably no different to before all this happened! Relieved isn't the word I tell you. The stent is very robust and they're not known to corrode or anything like that, so it should just stay in there forever now. They will however have to monitor it for the rest of my life now, but he's promised to take very good care of me!

He also said that I can eventually get back to what ever I did before, which includes being able to pick Xander up again. You wouldn't believe how hard it's been not to pick him up and squeeze him this past couple of months. As for Emily, well she's getting so big she'll be picking me up next!

One interesting thing was how rare this was. I knew it wasn't too common, but I'm the first case my cardiologist has ever personally seen. I'm certainly one in a million me!

Anyway, afterwards I saw the physio to discuss how I get back in shape physically; my legs and back are very weak so she's shown me some exercises to build up gradually. Then I went round to see some of the nurses etc who took such good care of me. I'd baked muffins yesterday for them all so was like Santa! It was funny seeing them stare straight through me at first (I look different vertical, dressed and washed) but the hugs that followed were lovely.

So, hopefully I can now get back to normal. It's such a good feeling; feel like I've not dare breath for the last 2 months and it's been such a difficult time for me and Rob. I'm very emotional right now but that's out of relief!

Finally, I just want to thank everybody again for all their love and support. I tried counting the other day how many cards, flowers and gifts I got, plus how many visitors both in and out of the hospital. I had to give up, it was just too many (I daren't even start counting texts and emails)! There are just so many people who have been so wonderful and it's something I will never ever forget. Thank you!


Ann said...

Just so-ooooooooooooooooo glad the news is good Lou
All my love

Juicy3675 said...

Thats excellent news Lou, I'm so happy for you all. Xmas will be a happy one after all eh? I have to say though I'm not surprised... you've always been a strong woman and with the added bonus of your very own "DR T" it was bound to be all good in the end!! Question is... does yours have a TARDIS too? heh. *hugs* now get on with those exercises... January cant come quick enough ;) xx

kim & co. said...

SO glad you got good news, Lou!!!!!

Tara said...


HOORAY Miss Lou! Such good news!

Rach said...

That is fab news! Woo hoo!!!!


Lou said...

Thanks everyone!

Jen - Unfortunately Dr T doesn't have a tardis. Maybe your Dr T could donate one of his 2 hearts to me?!


Anonymous said...

Phew we can relaunch our Pole dancing act sooner rather than later...... Excellent news from Dr T Kxxxxx