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Old 09-21-2005, 03:35 PM   #11
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TexasGirl, We will say a pray for you. It is possible that you are fine. Just find something to keep you busy as not to worry all the time. I am sure you will be fine. We Love You Gal!

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Old 09-21-2005, 06:06 PM   #12
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Texas, glad you had the appointment..You are on the road now and the specialist will know what to do for you. I can tell you after you see him/her and talk things over, you will feel better..It will take a huge load off you mind and your body...I agree taking someone like a close friend or family member who is able to stay calm and reasonable with you is a good idea., If you are like most of us, you will get home sit down and think what did he/she SAY?? plus they just might ask the right question and get you an answer right now...Hang in there girl, we love you.

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Old 09-21-2005, 06:43 PM   #13
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Apparently your doctor is a General Practitioner (GP) - family doctor - or maybe you went to see your GYN (some women do because they feel more comfortable with them)? She did the right thing to refer you to a Cardiologist - GP's and GYN's don't have specialized training in Cardiology to diagnose and treat cardiac problems ... they generally just know enough to detect a problem. The blood test results should be back to your doctor in 24-48 hours (depending on what she ordered and the lab it might be as much as 72-hours) .... but even if they are negative for elevated cardiac enzymes, electrolyte imbalance, etc. - it doesn't mean you don't a problem! You've got symptoms, don't you? The blood test will just narrow down the field on what could be wrong - and the results will/should be passed on to the Cardiologist.

The other night when I mentioned that your doctor would probably do an EKG/ECG (same thing - depends on if you're going by the original German or English spelling) and a blood test, Cardiac Stress Test, and Holter Monitoring you hadn't mentioned having a heart murmur. Something else they might do is an Echocardiogram. It, too, is no big deal ... it's essentially the same as a sonogram ... but instead of looking at a baby they are looking at your heart. The only discomfort is when they first squirt that cold gel on your chest (exactly the same thing they use on your belly for a sonogram - and just as cold). The echo might help them "see" why you have a murmur.

The main thing is to keep your doctor's (Cardiologist) appointment and get it checked out. Second opinions? Heck - you don't even have a FIRST opinion yet!

I'm on your side - and praying for you. I'm REALLY glad you didn't put off going to see the doc until Friday as your appointment was originally scheduled.
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Old 09-21-2005, 07:05 PM   #14
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Yea, I know about not knowing what to ask, I did that today when she asked if I had any questions and I said nope. By 3 I had several questions about why she wanted me to go to the Cardiologists and what they would be looking for in the blood work. Well, I guess I will find out when I get the test back. I hate waiting.
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