Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Great news! (but not over)

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!

Praise:
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.

Prayer:
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

24 comments:

Mom and Dad said...

Wow, Haley, we are thrilled beyond measure!! Hallelujah!! That is the best news! We love you all soooooooo much and are praying continually. Thank you, Lord!!
Mom and Dad

Howell Fam said...

Praise God! What an answer to prayer. i know you are so relieved but still frustrated as to what the resolution is to the symptoms you are experiencing. We are praying for a quick resolution and that you continue to feel the Lord's peace during this trying time.
Love you tons!

Julie Peek said...

What great news, Haley! We will be praying that the doctors can figure out how to "fix" the symptoms and let you feel great again. Thanks for sharing your story with us! Love, The Peeks

The Bindras said...

Haley and Rob-
May you continue to draw strength from the Lord as you wait upon Him for more answers- we will pray for WISDOM for the drs...gastroenterologist is one heck of a long word!! (did I even spell it right?) We are crazy about you guys...jenny and amby

goodmorningsarajevo said...

I am so so grateful to hear the good news. I follow your blog and just never comment but I want you to know you've been in my prayers and I'm so thankful the news was good today.

Praise the Lord for your health. I hope you start feeling better soon, too!

Mackenzie

Chrys and Mike said...

yay for this news! still praying for and with you.

chrys

The Charles Crew said...

That's great news Haley...praise GOD!! Not sure if you remember me from Pearson, but I came across your blog through a wonderful friend of mine. Looks like you and your family are doing well. I will continue to pray that you get answers for what is going on with your health.
Jamie Charles

Anonymous said...

Awesome news guys! We are praying for you all.

Mac is constantly talking about "miss Haley" and he will miss you while you rest!

The Hays Family

Caroline said...

I'm so glad! Praise God. Miss you both and wish we could be there to take care of the kids and to hang with you. I want to try to beat Cobby in Star Wars :)

love, caroline & nick

Stacey said...

Wow...what great news! I am so happy to hear you don't have any major heart issues. Praise God for answered prayers!

We continue to pray with you that a diagnosis and recovery arrive soon. We love you all!!

The Parkers

Scott Miller said...

Great news. We will keep praying!

The Rauths said...

GOD IS SO GOOD! You continue to be in our prayers.

Les said...

Great news. We're happy and thankful all at once. Will keep praying that youll find answers and healing for your symptoms.

Klhark said...

I am so thrilled for the report and know that I will be praying for your symptoms to go away. I know your mommy's heart is to be the most for your kids. So thankful for the friends loving and caring for you.
Love,
Kerstin

lindsay said...

Haley- I'm speechless. My eyes are brimming with tears and I'm just so in awe of the Lord's mercy and goodness! I know you are relieved and yet still frustrated too! We will keep praying and waiting on an accurate diagnosis! Thank you so much for letting us all know!

olivia and henry said...

this is great news!!! thank you for keeping us all updated. we are praying for you all!!!
angie

Ruth Ann said...

Praise the Lord! You are all in my prayers...praying that God will heal the symptoms or lead to a quick discovery of the next step!
Ruth Ann

kristen said...

Haley- So sorry to hear of all of your medical struggles. Praising God you won't require heart surgery. Praying for answers and for you to feel better soon. Your blog is awesome and brings God glory through all of this!
Kristen kedersha

Amy and Brent Cooper said...

Yeah Haley! Wow! We will continue to pray for you and the family.

Faith said...

Sweet. I've had heart surgeries, they aren't the most fun, but they can be overcome :) Glad you don't have to go through one. (Found your site via jumpingmonkeys)

Faith said...

One thing, I have heart problems that I was born with. They've given me palpitations and arrhythmia in recent years. The better I eat, I mean, as close to raw within reason as I can get, the better I do. It's a drastic difference. I don't know if you eat any pre-packaged stuff, but I'd suggest doing your best to eat fresh. The only pre-packaged stuff I eat is pasta, dry beans, stuff like that. Maybe it could help you, if you don't do that already, and if you don't have meds that would restrict diet change.

The Penuels said...

Such wonderful news! I have had you in my prayers over the last few weeks...thanks for keeping us updated :)

Kristin Field said...

Haley, I just saw this through your Facebook profile - I've been pretty delinquent on that site. Anyway, you and your faith are very strong, and I'm happy for you that your news seems to be getting better and better! I will send it on to the rest of the Field family (including Kim, who is in LA w/husband Carter). Keep strong, lady!

Denny Burk said...

Praise the Lord for this great news! Susan and I just finished reading your posts and we are very happy about this report.

Blessings all over you!