right heart cath

Last Monday I had to spend a few hours at the hospital having a scheduled heart catheterization done, so my doctor could check on my primary pulmonary hypertension (caused by heart defect). It had been seven years since the last time I had this procedure done. I’ve been feeling considerably worse over the last couple of months, so I was quite worried, but my doctor says that the pressures have worsened but not drastically so, and he’s just going to double one of my prescriptions and see if that helps me feel a bit better.

Also, he thinks that my constant cough, which is not caused by allergies, asthma, or freaky diseases, must be a rare symptom of my PPH, and that it might get better on this new dose of medication. That’d be nice. I’m really tired of coughing all the time.

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5 Responses to “right heart cath”

  1. Catharine

    Heal up soon!

  2. Nilda

    Hello, I am currently listening to your version of “Through the Looking Glass.” I clicked unto your blog and noticed that you’re also a knitter. Made me chuckle as I’m sitting at work (quiet day) knitting a finger-to-cuff glove while listening to the novel. You are the second speaker I listen to who is also a knitter. Thank you, and get well soon.

  3. Elli

    Hope you’ll feel LOTS better soon! *hugs*

  4. jedopi

    I really hope that you are feeling better soon.

  5. kara

    Aww, thanks everyone :) I’m sure I’ll feel better soon!


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