Praise the LORD! Dr. Harper shared the TEE results with another cardiologist. Both found the mass to be a "lipomatous infiltration of intra-atrial septum" or in lay man's terms--fatty tissue that has connected to the heart. This does not pose a threat, and I will NOT be having surgery!! They do want me to come back for another echo in 3 months to make sure that the fatty tissue is not growing. So we can pray that it doesn't!
Although, we are so grateful for the above results and the ruling out of many, many etiologies, my symptoms are still persistent. After discussing them with Dr. Harper, we agreed that the next step would be to make an appointment with a gastroenterologist(Dr. Bindra's original recommendation). So if any of you are "House" fans, we are back to the white board with a long list CROSSED OUT!
1) I do not have to have heart surgery, and I do not have a tumor! whoo hoo!!!!!
2)Many, many things are ruled out including cancer.
1) that I would start feeling better so I can take on more responsibility with my kiddos
2)that we would find some answers soon
3)that we would continue to rest in God's provision