Is 54% good or bad?
Well, I guess it depends.
54% Off Banana Republic Jeans? Good.
54% on Business Statistics Final? Bad.
54% chance of rain when you have an umbrella. . .and galoshes? Good.
54% of blood returning into the right ventricle? Bad.
In October, Andy and I returned to University Hospital to visit my cardiologist, Dr. Kay. He received the results from my MRI taken in September when I felt like a human torpedo stuffed into a cannon. Dr. Kay, who formally stated I may be able to wait on surgery for another 3-5 years looked at me and said, “You’re at 54%. I think it’s quite appropriate to move forward with surgery as soon as November.”
Oh my. That was a little different.
With the 54% of blood flow going back for seconds, it was time to consider surgery soon. The other alternative? Risk enlarging the right ventricle beyond repair.
I find it quite amazing and wonderful that God made 28 years possible with one flap of a pulmonary valve and zero physical restrictions.
We are setting a date, and the count-down to open heart surgery will begin.
Birthday Ski 2010
Celebrating number 27!
Why am I not in the Olympics?