Last week, we finally found out why I’ve been having chest pains. I got diagnosed with costochondritis which is inflammation of the cartilage between the ribs. I’m told this usually comes after viruses…so in my case, the symptoms started when I was in the hospital for the flu last month. I guess this condition mimics heart attack symptoms because of the severe pain, but thankfully, it’s not dangerous. 🙂
Currently, the doctors at Cincinnati Children’s are reviewing the 200 pages of chart notes that my doctors have written about me. Haha, I wish I could read their notes. 😉 That’s probably gonna be a long process, but once they finish those and send me some patient questionnaires, this will help them decide on treatment and whether I need to see any other specialties at the hospital. So hopefully, we’ll soon have a better idea of how many days we’ll be in Ohio! I’ll be seeing 3 departments so far: Human Genetics (the EDS clinic), Neurology, and Pain Management.
I wanted to share this other poem with you. It’s been on my heart lately.