Thursday, March 22, 2012

Good News! ♥

I went to a follow-up appointment with my pediatric cardiologist today. I've been seeing a cardiologist for ten years since I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Valve Stenosis. Those big words simply mean that the valve in the pulmonary artery that controls the flow of blood into my lungs is narrow, and that causes my heart to make a "click" sound when it beats because the valve doesn't open and close properly.

Through countless EKGs, echocardiograms, stress tests, and appointments over the past few years, I developed anxiety over my heart. I always think that something is horribly wrong with it, even though the degree of my stenosis has always been very, very mild. It's sort of like I'm a hypochondriac about it. It's scary to know that one of the main things your life depends on doesn't function just right. But not anymore. :)

Today, I got really, really good news. The stenosis has corrected itself and I am completely normal! Music to my ears. This almost always happens in PVS patients. You are born with it, and depending on the degree of severity, it will either correct itself and go away altogether or there is a procedure that can be done to correct it.  I was just waiting for that day to come. And it's finally here. The stenosis is gone!

My doctor sent me home with a 30-day event monitor for my own sanity, to sort of validate for myself that I'm in the clear. After 30 days, I'm free! Dr. Singh discharged me from her care and I don't have to go to the cardiologist again unless I ever have any problems (which I shouldn't, she said). I'm a little sad about not seeing her again. She is my favorite doctor and I love her! But I'm so so so so soooo happy that I'm healthy! :)

♥ Victoria


  1. Sweetie that is WONDERFUL news!!! I am so very happy for you! God is faithful in all the details....know that "relieved" doesn't even cover it!

    Love you!!! :-)

    1. Thank you so much! It's a happy day! :)

      Love you too! ♥

  2. That's so exciting!! I can imagine how awesome that feels. :)

  3. Congrats! (is that the right thing to say?) Haha. Anyway, I'm very happy for you!