Friday, September 13, 2013

One year

Well, it has officially been one year since being diagnosed with Dilated Cardiomyopathy.  I have had my ups and downs, emotionally and physically.  I have had my first ever surgery other than a c-section this year.  I am handling everything better today than when I was first diagnosed.  I have learned to make some changes.  Less caffeine.  Less sodium.  More exercise.  More time spent with my family living life to the fullest.  Physically, I do find myself getting tired when doing things and I have learned to not overdo myself.  Emotionally, I think I have done a good job dealing with it.  There have been a few breakdowns where I have wondered "Why Me?"  What did I do to get heart disease.  I thought I was pretty healthy.  I'm young.  I have 3 beautiful boys.  All I want to do is get better, so that I can be around to see grand kids and great grand kids.  With my faith in God, and my amazing family supporting me, I am able to.  I have an appointment in a few weeks and having another echo done.  Praying for an improvement!!