After a long year of many pneumonias I have been told I have fluid around my heart and in my lung because of mild LVSD. I did a very silly thing and googled it and now I'm really upset. The heart nurse came to see me in hospital and told me they wouldn't ordinarily pick up patients with mild LVSD and I suspect this was to put my mind at rest but all it has done is make me feel like I'm 'a special case' because she said they're going to work with me because I'm young.
The mild LVSD was picked up last year but no follow up was needed because I was told it was mild but I do get breathless on walking up the hill to my house and I have experienced pain on exertion.
As it stands I'm on diuretics awaiting for further input from the community team. I have an overwhelming need to take some control on this and I feel the only way is through diet and exercise. I want to give myself and my heart the best chance but I'm really very scared. I am trying to think that I am actually really quite lucky to have been picked up as I could be blindly walking around with problems and eating unhealthily. Knowledge is power but I just can't shake the frightened upset feelings to go with that empowerment at the moment.
Thank you for reading. I just needed to share as I feel like I'm struggling. It's quite a soul searching and lonely experience even though I have people who care for me by my side.