The MVP is the main reason for my dizziness, fainting, lack of energy, heart palpitations, and anxiety.
This is a condition I will have for the rest of my life and I don't mind putting this information about myself out there because I want to be an ambassador for this type of heart disease. I want to get better and do all that I can to stay heart healthy. I know with God on my side that I can and WILL live a "normal" life. It will be a slight change in lifestyle but nothing that I can't handle and nothing that isn't good for me to do any way! I can't play singles tennis, no biggie, I sucked at tennis any way. I have to give up caffeine, oh well, needed to do that any way. I MIGHT not be able to run that marathon that I wanted to run but that's ok, I don't have to have surgery and that's AMAZING! I can't drink alcohol, oh well, I'm not a big drinker any way. I'll have to see my heart specialist at least once a year for the rest of my life, that's ok, he's a nice guy.
Am I nervous, a little. Anything that has to do with the heart can be a scary feeling but I have my faith and I can be an example of fighting through this. It's not the end of the world and in time I will feel better and live better. Sure, I might always have certain symptoms but at least I know how to live with it better. I'm excited to start this next chapter in life and to learn how to live with this condition that I have had for a while and had NO idea why I felt some of the symptoms I was feeling. Knowledge is POWER and I'm excited start this journey of becoming HEART HEALTHY and to really start spreading the word and helping others who live with heart conditions!!!!!