Sunday, 16 November 2014

Let's Have Coffee

Hey Friends!

We have not done one of these in awhile, and there has been lots going on behind the scenes. So grab a cup of coffee, or preferably something delicious in a red cup. Get cozy and let's chat.

How are you guys doing? Are you getting excited for the Holidays? I am almost done my Christmas shopping and feeling pretty on top of my Santa game this year. And with my surgery rescheduled for the 25th I wanted to make sure I got as much done ahead of time as possible.

A lot has been going on around the Bishop household lately.  The biggest news being that we have started House Hunting.

We waited until after the Marathon to get started, because we knew we would need the extra time, and that was an understatement! The Toronto/GTA market is crazy! We are often going out twice a week to look at places, but so far...Nothing.

I was secretly hoping that this process would be seamless and we would find our perfect place on our first time out. But I am learning it is not quite so easy. So I am trying to patient. And I am hopeful that the right one will come along sooner rather than later. It would be nice to start a New Year in a new place, but we shall see if the stars align. How long did it take you to find your first house?

I would also tell you that I had a slightly stressful appointment with my cardiologist a few weeks back. If you follow me on Instagram you may have noticed some slight dramatic/angsty posts surrounding my recent doctor's appointments (*pardon my EMO outburst*). I thought I was just going in for a routine check-up, but he wanted to seriously discuss my long term treatment plan.

He actually suggested getting rid of my Pacemaker/Defibrillator. Which sounds good in theory, but is actually kind of terrifying for me.

I have had my ICD for over 11 years now, and I almost can't remember what my life was like without it. So even though the robot heart isn't ideal, I understand the draw backs, and I also know that I get to live a very happy, active life the other 95% of the time.

My Cardiologist has suggested managing my condition with something called a Sympathectomy. The research I can find on this type of treatment is mixed, I have lots of questions about the potential side effects, and there is also no guarantee that it will work.

So if there are any Long QT-ers out there that have experience with this type of treatment I would love to hear your thoughts if you are willing to share?

I am planning to have some consults and do some research, but I am not ready to dive into another medical crisis just yet. And at this point I don't need to.

After my little tweak on the 25th I should be good to go for a little while, and I need the break. (*like really need it!*). Mostly I just have other things I want to do, and I would generally like to spend less time at the hospital. So for the time being I am going to be on a fact finding mission, and when the time comes that a decision is required I will know what I want to do.

That pretty much sums up what has been going on around here.
What would you tell me if we were having coffee today?

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