Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Yesterday I learned that I have a PFO, or a small hole in my heart. In the 4 or 5 prior echocardiograms that I have had, this has never once shown up.

But now tonight I am scheduled for a brain MRA and MRV to determine whether or not I have had any TIAs, or, essentially, mini-strokes.

I have a blood clotting disorder. I have a history of blood clots to the lung. I also have several brain MRIs that have shown white spots. White spots = strokes?

I'm scared. I can't stop having visions of leaving my babies long before I'm ready.


Samantha said...

McKenzie, I am sorry you are going through all of this medical stuff. I will keep you in my prayers, OK?

Matter Of Fact Mommy said...

oh god that sucks! but at least you have a (semi)diagnosis at this point??

and you will be fine, my dear. PLEASE stop having those visions!