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Tortured, Tangled Hearts

It appears that the women in my family must continually try to one-up one another. We have each struggled all of our lives to find our own unique style; however, God will not let us forget that we are all bound together by an alphabet soup of cardiac problems. First, it was WPW (that one belongs to my older sister). Not to be outdone, I quickly followed with SVT, clearly the more exotic. Now, it seems my mother has been diagnosed with MVP. Dammit! Who decided she gets to be the Most Valuable Player?
Now, before you all freak out and wonder how I could possibly joke about something as serious as heart trouble, please understand that none of these conditions are in the least bit life threatening. Sure, it’s scary when you have to call your husband to have him take you to the emergency room on Valentine’s Day, but trust me when I tell you that none of these conditions are anything that a good calcium channel blocker and a red wine-aspirin cocktail can’t control.
So that’s the news today, and I, for one, am grateful that Mom’s fainting spells weren’t an indication of a bigger, meaner problem. I’ve been worrying about it for a few weeks now, and I’m extremely relieved. But, now that my stress level is up, somebody pass the Verapamil.

4 Responses to “Tortured, Tangled Hearts”

  1. Kevin Says:

    Wait for it…wait for it…here comes the pun…

    Bless your heart. 🙂

  2. Angela Says:

    I’m glad the heart conditions in your family are easily controlled.

    We had a scare with my dad’s heart on July 4th weekend. Luckily he he’s getting off with meds and dietary changes. We joked that he went through all of it just so I wouldn’t have to deal with my father-in-law on the 4th. If you can’t laugh at the stuff life throws you, what’s the point?

  3. Camille Says:

    How did I miss this post yesterday? Sheesh. Kevin is a big ol dork! He has a joke for everything doesn’t he?! lol…so does Josh. Glad your mom is okay.

  4. Elaine Says:

    My Mom has MVP as well. She just takes antibiotics when she has dental work, & I don’t remember her fainting with it.




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