Tuesday, December 29, 2009

It's Been a While...

RESURFACING
It looks as though I kinda fell off the face of the earth some time in late August.

That sounds about right, time-wise, given the fact that, in early September, my cardiologist started talking to me about open-heart surgery (a septal myectomy, to be exact) as the next step in trying to get a handle on the severe symptoms—shortness of breath, dizziness, extreme fatigue, and lack of stamina—I'd been experiencing for the past couple of years. Seems as if my heart condition (a genetic one, called hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or HCM) was getting worse and worse, and seriously affecting my quality of life.

Well, long story short, after a roller-coaster of an emotional ride trying to figure out what I should—HAD!—to do, I underwent surgery in early November, and am now recuperating—slowly but surely. I hope to post more on my experience in the weeks ahead. Until then, please know that it's good to be back (to be alive!) and I'm looking forward to all the possibilities the future might hold.

Here's to a healthy and happy 2010!

3 comments:

Virginia said...

Glad to hear you're alright! Happy 2010!

Virginia
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Abigail said...

Aunt Kim,
Somehow, I've only just come across your blog now! And am thrilled to have read that Lily's beautiful little bibs are just as well traveled as she will someday be. I promise to check in every now and again that I've found you. The link got lost in the fray and mom resent it to me yesterday! Happy to know you're on the up and up. I'm sending lots of love and wishes for a happy New Year!

~Abs

Kimberly said...

@ Abigail:

Hey, Abs!

Send me a picture of Lily in one of the bibs some time, and I'll post it as an update.

(Happy New Year to you, too! ♥)