Mar 18, 2021 Latest post:
Jul 30, 2021
On March 8, 2021 I was diagnosed with a congenital heart defect called Anomalyous Coronary Artery Disease. This caught me by surprise because I never knew I had any heart related issues other than hypertension.
Fast forward several months ago I started feeling nagging pressure and aches in my chest that would come and go whether I was eating, resting or walking. I thought it was heartburn or indigestion because it did not last very long. However, recently I noticed the pressure would not go away and was affecting my breathing. After a check up with the cardiologist, I was sent for a Cat Scan of the arteries (CTA) which identified my condition. Kyle (Russell) and I met with a heart surgeon where we were informed that because of this heart defect my arteries did not form around the heart correctly at birth. One of my main arteries formed between the left and right heart ventricles which were squeezing it to the point of collapse. The only way to repair this is surgically by performing a Coronary Artery Bypass. This surgery has a 99% success rate with an infection rate after surgery of about 1%.
My surgery date is scheduled March 24, 2021 at 7:30 am. We are using this site to keep our family and friends updated in order minimize the number of texts and calls Kyle will have to manage.
We appreciate all of your love, intercessory prayers, and support and we are grateful to God for you. We are trusting God through this journey and to Him BE ALL THE GLORY!