Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Beginning

This Journal actually began on Thursday, September 4, 2008. I had a friend take me to the ER from work because I thought my gallbladder was about to explode. But within a few seconds of entering the triage room at Baylor Grapevine Hospital I had seven doctors, nurses, techs in my room with oxygen being forced into my lungs and I found myself flailing as if I was drowning in a horrible whirlpool. Thus began my journey into the world of heart disease, heart caths and eventually open heart surgery - all at the young age of 54. This is a place I never expected to be and was even somewhat embarrassed because my career as a Whole Health Manager at a retail store seemed to be quite a contradiction to where my physical body was taking me.

But I hope that as I journal back in time to the present I am able to make sense of these scarry events to myself and help others who may find themselves identifying with my fears, my options and the doctor's conclusions.

I plan to also have a little fun where possible because laughter has truly been a key part of my recovery.

So came into my Open Heart Journal - laugh, cry and pray with me, my family and friends and most important - LIVE.



Sharkbytes said...

Hi Kath- Be sure to continue the saga when you feel up to it.

Sharkbytes said...

Hoping you are going to write some more... Love 'ya.

Sharkbytes said...

We are still waiting for you to be well enough to write more. But if anyone deserves this, you do... I'm passing you the Lemonade Award. See the "rules" at myqualityday.blogspot.com