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The Women's Room: ASD - OMG!
At 32, ive just been diasgnosed with heart diease and have a rather large ASD affecting the right side of my heart and lungs. Mines congenital, so getting to 32 symptomless (ish, ive always been short of breath - but thought it was because I was overweight, I lost weight then thought I was unfit) and about to start IVF, so its come as a massive shock. Unfortunately the IVF is now cancelled, until after the surgery and the Wafrins over :(
I just feel completely overwhelmed at the prospect of not even being able to try for a baby for around 18 more months, and absolutely bricking it at the prospect of surgery. I was hoping for the less evasive surgery with the umbrella, but apparently I may not have enough membrane around my heart to support an umbrella, so open heart may be the way forward.
My husband and family have been amazing, but I just done feel I can be as open about my true feelings because it will upset them, and I cant stop crying.
Any words of encouragement or similar experiences would be most welcomed.
Thanks - Rachel