Thursday 19 June 2014

Turn for the Worst !

Hey Everyone !

Today as I write this I have just been discharged from hospital after a long 4 days. It all started on Monday getting up and heading to work as normal I suddenly started to feel unwell and started having chest pain and getting out of breath. Leaving work I headed to the doctors were  I was then sent to hospital were doctors thought I had a blood clot on my lungs after having a chest x-ray and a scan which showed it was all clear but still I was in pain and struggling with my breathing. I was  then reviewed by cardiology who were happy with my ecg and echo results and was told I could go home, but after packing my bags and ready to go and after speaking with the doctor and promising I would come back if things got worse she then delivered the news of her boss wasn't happy for me to go home even though my discharge letter had been written ... the news was heart breaking as the 3 days were so difficult as the heat was unbearable and according to the news was the hottest day of the year and I was stuck in a busy maternity ward, also my experience of it all was bad after having one doctor question if it was heart burn and then prescribed tablets for heartburn and who just didn't bother to listen to anything I said about how I was feeling made me feel angry and upset, but today I finally got discharged and never got to the bottom of my problems and told its common in pregnancy to experience breathlessness. The only good thing to come out of my hospital stay was getting to listen to baby Urquharts heart beat everyday who despite everything and all the risks seems to be the right size and doing ok at the moment and who's little heart is beating at 146bpm

A Get well card :)

Thumbs up still managing to smile even though I was sore and fed up !  

The 4 days in hospital were hard but having my husband sit with me through it all and hearing baby Urquharts heart beating helped me through ! 

Sunday 15 June 2014

My Charity Event (15/06/14)

Hello everyone !

Well today as I type this I am mentally and physically exhausted, today marked 2 years when I collapsed and was diagnosed with a heart rhythm problem, so this day is a special day for me.. people might wonder why but I look back at this day and remember it like yesterday.. and instead of been sad or angry that I was diagnosed with a horrible condition It makes me appreciate life and how lucky I have been, the one day I look back at how far I have come and how all of it has made me stronger and I am grateful for all of that. Since my two failed heart ablations instead of feeling angry about it all I learned to accept it and that some things just cant be fixed but made it a goal of mine to make a difference to other sufferers and raise awareness. So today to mark my heart anniversary and to complete a goal I raised money for my favourite heart charity and as I said before the work the charity does is amazing and the support they have given me is incredible and don't no how I would of got through it all without them when things were tough and I was struggling just wanting some advice and someone to talk to that would understand.

Me and my husband started our long day at 7 this morning and managed to raise a lot of awareness and made £98.4p which isn't including the 2 collection tins which also have money in them so feeling happy that I completed my goal of raising money and awareness today to mark a special day that will always be part of me, even though I have struggled this week with my blood pressure and doctors think I have another infection as I have a higher white blood cell count than normal I didn't let any it stop me and looking at all the money and the smiling faces today made it all worth it for such a good cause ! And like my bucket list says I want to make a difference to other sufferers so will be doing other things to raise money and awareness in the future. !
Not had an easy week with my heart and blood pressure reaching 18 weeks pregnant                                   nearly half way !! and didn't let it stop me raising money and awareness with a smile                                      on my face telling my story to everyone that would listen today !

 The Sign I made tick your ticker :) wanted to draw as much attention as possible and think it worked !
Me and my husband raising money and awareness !!!!