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January 10, 2023 - Diagnosis

I met with the cardiologist yesterday. He had lots of questions about my symptoms and onset, etc. He asked what my primary told me which was that I had an enlarged heart. It's more than that though. Based on what he has right now (x-ray, EKG, CT scan) and my answers, he believes it's congestive heart failure. He couldn't tell me anything else as he needs more information.

I am scheduled for an echocardiogram on the 25th which is an ultrasound of your heart. This will give him the information he needs about what the plan going forward will be. I am down 22 pounds since my appointment on Friday due to the diuretic. I have to have more blood work next week as this pill has the potential to harm my kidneys even as it's technically helping me overall.

This is the absolute biggest shock of my life and not even close to what I expected. I don't know exactly what this means for me or my family and I just ask that you keep us all in your positive thoughts at this point. Everything is pretty "normal" right now besides the stress that this diagnosis brings.

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