Five years ago I was newly released from the hospital, settling into my new identity as not only a mother of triplets, but a cardiac patient as well.
I was in the process of applying for life insurance when we discovered I was pregnant, and was advised to wait until after the babies were born to complete the application. Little did I know how difficult it would be to get an approval after my post partum saga.
I was told I must have a tubal to get approved. I went through with that surgery, only to be denied anyway. Later I was able to find coverage at a premium price. Although I know the actuaries are merely looking at statistics, not my personal prognosis, it was still a bitter pill to swallow at 30 years old.
I have mentioned in previous posts how tired I have been feeling lately. I was fairly certain the activity of my children was a contributing factor, but this nagging voice of fear (and an e-mail from my Mom) made me anxious....what if my heart is getting sick again? I am more fit than I ever was before children...surely this cannot be the case.
Today I received very encouraging news. My cardiologist (and my hubby) decided to treat my fatigue by decreasing one of my cardiac medications. They actually cut my dose in half, believing my health has improved so much the medication is now too strong. They believe the Coreg is unnecessarily lowering my blood pressure too much--thereby making me feel more tired than I should.
It should be a few days before I feel the full impact of the reduction...but tonight I am thrilled. (And I want to call those life insurance people and tell them how much bigger my God is than their statistics!)