I’ve been home for less than half an hour from my Congenital Cardiology appointment at Emory University Hospital. It went very well!
An Echocardiogram determined that my Left Ventricle is 6 centimeters smaller than when it was first scanned by Emory doctors in 2002. An enlarged heart is a problem, but it is also a symptom… it usually means there is a bigger problem afoot, something that is causing that section of the heart to work harder and enlarge. So a heart that has gone down in size is a good thing! (There does come a point when an enlarged heart has been stretched too far, much like a balloon. That heart can shrink some but will never return to its normal size; the damage is permanent.)
Also, for the first time I have a few options for corrective procedures IF (and I emphasize the word “if”) I were to have problems in the future that does not involve surgery. I’ll tell you about them tomorrow; but right now I have just arrived and haven’t even unpacked. But that may wait until tomorrow, too!