At A Crossroads. (Off-Topic)

by Morpheus @, High Charity, Thursday, July 15, 2021, 02:45 (1004 days ago)

Hey, guys.

I have some…pretty shocking news. This is hard for me to say, which is ironic, because I am speaking this through my phone–There is no way I would be able to type all this out without my computer.
As most of you know, I’ve had congestive heart failure for a long time. I was referred earlier last month to see a new specialist who could help determine what actions I would need to take to improve my lifestyle. My new doctor requested some procedures be done to give him a better assessment of what my problems are specifically. Yesterday, I had a heart catheterization done to look inside and determine the exact damage. I was told it was going to be an overnight stay, and then I will be released the next morning. Unfortunately, that was not the case. Saying I’m out of options, my doctor has now suggested that my next step would be to receive open-heart surgery in order to install a device which would help my heart pump its blood through to the body. They wouldn’t follow device called a LVAD which would pump the heart, and would be battery powered. Apparently, a long cord will lead from my heart to my stomach in which a portal will be cut open the house a battery pack that I will have to wear over my stomach 24/7. In ADDITION to that, I’ll also have to undergo a gastric sleeve surgery which will cut my stomach and Health to help me lose weight. The end goal is to become healthy enough or fit enough to qualify for a heart transplant further down the road…which is going to be an even further radical life change… either way, I will be stuck in the hospital for weeks—possibly months, on one day’s worth of personal items.

So, I won’t be here for a long while…

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