February 14, 2005

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day to the love of my life.

In an appropriate activity for the day, I saw my new cardiologist. Unfortunately I ended up waiting for-freakin'-ever to see the doctor, but when I did I really liked her. She was very thorough and as it turns out, she's totally Stanford-trained and has worked with my cardiologist and knows him well. How convenient!

We are adjusting the dosage of my primary medicine to try to lessen some of the memory problems I'm having. Apparently I'm on a high dose and it hasn't been adjusted since The Great Crisis of 2002 (read: transplant list). So she felt that I could reduce it some, and perhaps increase another of the meds I take if my heart rate gets too high (that med has lesser side effects).

I go in in March for another echo (I'm way overdue) and she's putting me in touch with the Hoag Hospital Pacemaker Clinic to monitor my ICD. That should be good too, as they're highly regarded. And they are both in lovely Newport Beach, which I believe is the city featured in The OC--despite the fact that The OC is not filmed in OC at all--in fact some of it's in Palos Verdes (which is The LA) and my mom's office was even seen in one scene.

Posted by Shelby at February 14, 2005 05:52 PM