Saturday, May 25, 2013

New Doctor, but No Changes


Gosh, it’s been such a long time since we’ve posted to this blog.  It’s well overdue for an update, so here goes...

About a year ago, we got a letter in the mail.  Mantha’s cardiologist, who she had been seeing for 7 years – since we left the military, was moving to another state.  We had just seen him a month or two before, so we weren’t immediately due for an appointment.  They reassigned her to another Cardiologist in the same practice.  Time and scheduling were such that we didn’t get to  meet the new Cardiologist until yesterday.

The appointment overall went well.  The appointment went quicker than we were accustomed to, as a Cardiology appointment usually takes two hours and we were done in little over an hour.  I’m not sure whether or not that was due to the date (Friday before a holiday) or if it was something else.  The tests run were the same (EKG, echocardiogram) and the cardiologist was nice.  He compared the current tests with the previous appointment results..  The bottom line:  there were no significant changes in her heart function.  We continue with the current treatment plan.  Of course, the spectre of future issues continues to lurk around the edges, but as of right now we continue to be content in ‘no change’.

It’s been a while since we’ve had to ‘break in’ a new Cardiologist.  It wasn’t as difficult as previous times, as this new one was in the same practice as the old one, and I wasn’t having to get records moved and explain so many of the little nuances that make up Mantha’s condition.  It’s also interesting to see what different people focus on when they are treating or discussing treatment.