As you know, we will be headed back to UTSW in a few weeks. Here's the plan; I will have a catheterization on February 16th, which will determine if pressures have improved, stabilized or increased. If pressures have either improved or stabalized then it is my understanding surgery will be a go ahead the following day (February 17th). If they have increased, we will have to re-evaluate plan.
I have spent the last three months preparing for surgery, as I am thinking and acting optimistically. Family and close friends will be meeting us in Dallas, for support. If surgery is not a go ahead I imagine I may need more emotional support than if surgery does happen, therefore, I feel very fortunate to have such gracious family and friends.
In the event I do have surgery, we will be staying at a rental home for about 2 1/2 weeks and then return to New Mexico. During this time of recovery I will have somebody keep my blog up to date so you all can keep up with my progress.
I have received such support this year; the prayers, thoughts and emails have given me such strength. Please continue praying, thinking of me and I'm not opposed to the good ole' keeping your fingers crossed for me, and my family, over the next few weeks.
I'm happy to report that I am working out 2- 3 times per week. Workout includes a combination of the following; yoga 2 times per week, Cardio 2-3 times per weeks, and light weights. Unfortunetly, I recently discovered that I was doing too much and needed to be better about watching my saturation (O2) levels, as they were dropping below the 90 O2 level. So, I've cutback on the intensity of the work-out and increased my liter flow while working out. As I've mentioned to a few of you, I'm probably the happiest person in the gym. Go figure, imagine this, the girl with the O2 and other accessories hanging from her body is ALL SMILES!!! I'm so happy to be working out again.
No changes to medications. BUMMER!