Update on My Health
First, I have to share the good news, because it is really good news! According to the echocardiogram I had today, I DO NOT have pulmonary hypertension. That is big, y'all. I have enough going on that I really didn't need to deal with PH. I am so thankful for this blessing. The tech said she has no idea why my number was so high last time, but today it was only 22, which is normal. I don't care why. I'm just glad for the miracle.
I still have the hole in my heart, leaky valves, mitral valve prolapse, high diastolic pressure and electrical problems, but those are easier to deal with. I will be talking with the new lung and heart doctors I'll see next month about what is causing the shortness of breath since it's not pulmonary hypertension.
The bad news is that my liver function tests were the worst they've ever been. My ALT is almost four times normal and my AST is twice normal. I was surprised because I thought cleaning up my diet even more would help, but it hasn't yet. The tests were actually worse than four months ago.
I have to go back in two months and have more blood tests done to try and get to the bottom of it. Hopefully, by that time, the diet will have more of an impact and things will be better.
My thyroid is also suppressed again since the doc upped my meds. It does that and then when we lower the meds it goes the other way. Gotta find a balance there.
Anyway, that's all that's new right now. Hope y'all are doing well.
Image Credit » Graphic by Angel Sharum (me)