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26 November 2012 @ 05:40 pm
Health Update  

Went to my cardiologist today. The bad news is that it will take time for my heart to recuperate, as well as I'm off work for a few months. Last time, I was off for 5 months. I will not be able to drive for a while as well. The good news is that my prognosis is excellent to recuperate to my norm. I will need lots of rest and a few months to recuperate, as well as undergo cardiotherapy.

Another thing I found out is that between March 2009 (when I first got this condition) and now, my condition is better known and, actually, it now has a name: Katotsubo cardiomyopathy. Japan knew about this condition many years before us. It's called katotsubo because that's the Japanese word for octopus trap, and, when the heart is attacked, it resembles the Japanese octopus trap.

The English word for my condition is stress-induced cardiomyopathy. My doctor thinks that the stress of my cold caused my cardiomyopathy. Moreover, my doctor has had another patient who had this condition twice. It feels good not be alone.

Now, I'm just resting. Doctor's order.

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Galileahgalileah_galile on November 27th, 2012 01:23 am (UTC)
I'm glad the outlook is good. Although sorry that it will be another stretch of recovery. You and your family are a strong unit, I'm glad you are together. Keep us posted. AND HUGS!
Laurapolvodestrella on November 27th, 2012 01:46 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update. Rest a lot now!
venckman: i am all earsvenckman on November 27th, 2012 02:59 am (UTC)
A good prognosis...something to be thankful for at this time of year. Thank you for the update. Bless you and be strong.
alabastardalabastard on November 27th, 2012 11:26 pm (UTC)
Good to hear, time to rest and heal
~Lirpa~: NCIS: Abby and Gibbs Hugkatje0711 on November 29th, 2012 05:23 am (UTC)
Take care of yourself, Edith! {{{{HUGS}}}}