This said see below for today's Cardiology Appt and run-in w/the Peds Anesthesia dr. This anesthesia dr had done all 3 of my open heart surgeries, several heart ablations and cardiac stuff (she's been really great for helping my care at other centers through a summary she had written up of her airway findings and what she used for accessing airway in the 1st open heart surgery and subsequent cardiac cath.). After that she's done other things to help. Anyways see below about running in to her and the Cardiology Appt.
Children's Hospital Cardiology Appt:
- My PCP wanted Cardiologist opinion about newish symptoms whether they where heart or not (this not being very clear).
Dr.Earing (Cardiologist) is not completely sure what's going on (💜 that he's honest atleast!) whether it is heart or not but orderered a Chest Xray (lol, I think he's always surpised I know what I do or am as informed as I am about my insur and how it works) + wants to see results of the liver/stomach ultrasound Dr.Simpson (PCP) ordered (scheduled next Tues right before my infusion).
Doesn't think (or is less likely) its heart failure (yay to this!), he's not to worried about the Humira (double yay (!!) ) given risk for CHF w/this.
If symptoms are not better in a wk w/lasix adjustments then he'd do an Echo (ultrasound ) sooner otherwise the next one of these is in Nov.
'Lol, an indirect quote but as he said 'In your case it's never or rarely to clear'.
After the Cardiology Appt I had a few calls to make so was standing outside the skywalk in CHW (near the parking garage) making these when none other than the Peds Anesthesia (airway) dr., Dr.Taylor whose done all 3 of my open heart surgeries and my 2 heart ablations + 1 other procedure came up behind me and said hi.
She and I stood talking for a little while + after asking "you look good but how are you really?" she was asking about the headaches which it is crazy (but so sweet!) she remembers all this. She was truly great! There is a reason some Providers make an impact in a patients life and she was truly one of them in mine.
After talking about all that is going on and the troubles we've had and without my asking she offered to talk to the head of Neurosurgery at FMLH/MCW see if anyone he might recommend. She said she would email me if she gets any leads.
I am to update PCP this week (the wait time on hold was getting really long when I tried calling today and mychart at Dean is down this wk) so i'll try calling her Nurses tmrw to update her + then I am to update Cardiology next wk (or it sounded like they would call me but either way I recheck INR on Tues and they call back with that result so I imagine we'd just talk then) + we'll go from there.