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December 28th, 2012, 08:52 AM
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Heya ladies, so this afternoon is my appointment for cardiology, finally! It's only been 3 weeks! They made me wait because they wanted some good readings on the heart monitor during that time frame before they assessed me in the office. I just hope they actually caught what was going on, because my mom went undiagnosed for 30+ years with the same thing that I have going on. She said they only caught it by chance in the ER with a 12-lead EKG, the monitor I have only has 2 leads, grr. But anyway, at least hopefully they can see when my heart rate is up and at the VERY least have a pattern of when I feel symptoms.
I feel like a lot hinges on this appointment, or at least on the cardiologist if not this appointment specifically, because if my heart problem is something they can't fix then we're not sure it would be a good idea to have more kids. And I sooo want a little girl. I still want to try for another after my rainbow baby boy is born. I just feel like with two here and one in heaven, that I want another to complete the circle. So if there wasn't something they could do I'm not sure what I'd do.
I read that a lot of times they can fix the problem with radiofrequency ablation, which would involve me going under and them putting a catheter up a blood vessel in my thigh up to my heart, and then burning away whatever rogue electrical pathway was causing the problem. I would be all for that, but my mom was saying I should just be happy with two and not do something where I could have a possible risk of a blood clot (since I've had one before in my lung) and risk leaving my two children motherless. UGH! Some decisions are so hard. And I haven't even been given my options yet! Ahh! LOL I know I'm a mess. Sorry!
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December 28th, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Good Luck at your appointment. I hope you get good news.

I completely understand about wanting to have a third to try for a girl. I have two boys here and one angel in heaven, so I want one more child here with me. We are hoping sometime in the next few months to start trying for our third.

I'll be thinking of you and praying you get good news. Please let us know what the dr says after your appointment.
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December 28th, 2012, 11:32 AM
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I understand how you feel. We wanted 4 kids and after loosing the twin i wanted it even more but were done after this one due to medical problems. I wish it was different but it is what it is. Hopefully the doctor gives you great news and you can have your little girl. Im praying for you.
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December 28th, 2012, 01:04 PM
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Thank you both. I'm glad you understand!
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December 28th, 2012, 03:11 PM
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Thoughts and prayers for good news about your heart!

I totally get the wanting a girl. We are expecting our second boy and we know one of our angel babies was a girl...
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December 28th, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Hope you get some good news!
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December 28th, 2012, 04:08 PM
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Well, I guess no news is good news. I was hoping to find out more than I did, but at least there were no recommendations to not have another baby, so that's good. The heart monitor didn't capture any abnormal rhythms, so it was basically just a fast heart rate from time to time (aka sinus tachycardia) for no apparent reason. Sucks, but I guess it's better than it being something really bad. So I just keep taking my atenolol and after the baby's born they might be able to do some more looking into it. I'll have an echocardiogram next month.
Normally I don't have a problem with it when I'm not pregnant, so there's only a need to do more looking into it if I decide I want to in light of a future pregnancy. I'll have to think on that one...the atenolol does work pretty well at controlling it.

Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers ladies!
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December 29th, 2012, 05:56 PM
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I'm glad it didn't turn out to be anything too serious, and I hope the rest of your pregnancy is healthy and uneventful. I understand trying to balance the feeling of wanting to complete your family with the feeling that you are putting too much at risk healthwise. There is no right or wrong and it is hard!

I hope the rest of your tests go well!
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Glad everything seems to be okay and glad they didn't recommend no more pregnancies for you. Hopefully everything will continue to be okay for you and baby boy and hopefully you'll be able to have more pregnancies if you want them.
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