October 24, 2014
Pericardial Effusion Results
Today has seen the receipt of some positive results regarding my Pericardial Effusion, extra fluid around my heart!
Dr. Raisinghani informed me that the Cardiac MRI did show the extra fluid around the heart, but it was very minimal; all other heart functions are perfectly normal! The blood results checking for my Thyroid function also came back normal. Finally, the second Echocardiogram that was just done a week ago shows the fluid around the heart has decreased!
This is all fantastic news, and helps clear up a great deal of uncertainty. One of my main conclusions about the Pericardial Effusion is that the cause could infact have been the Coxsackie virus. Since the fluid is decreasing, it seems that the Golden Flower Chinese herb is working. Huge thanks to Dr. Rich Olree for his insights!
This news also means that I am cleared to move ahead with surgery in November. Surgery will be at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City. I am ready to move forward with this part of my treatment plan- moving forward with faith, hope, healing and positive thoughts, and an insatiable desire to live, love, and fulfill my dreams!
Thank you to all of my family, friends and supporters for being part of my journey!