Peripartum cardiomyopathy (a form of dilated cardiomyopathy)is a rare disorder in which a weakened heart is diagnosed within the final month of pregnancy or within 5 months after delivery. In the United States, ppcm complicates 1 in every 1,300 - 4,000 deliveries. It may occur in healthy childbearing women of any age. I happen to be one of those women effected by PPCM, and I hope that you enjoy reading my blog as it will contain my experience with PPCM as well as others things in my life.
Sunday, December 12, 2010
So last night I read this story http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/metro/facebook-story-mothers-joy-familys-sorrow.html and was brought to some serious tears. As I was reading it I realized how much this lady and I had in common being that we told all of FB about our every move. LOL!!!! I have been doing well for the most part, but as the cold weather rolls in I realize how my heart reacts to it and have to remain warm. If not I have a short moment of palpitations. That's my signal to warm up!!!!! I have been doing so well which has contributed to the lack of me blogging as much as I used to. I apologize, and I am committing myself to blog here more often. It shouldn't take a sad story or me not feeling well to do so. At my last appointment my EF was 50% so I can't wait to see if I have increased to the 55-60% range at my next appointment which is the end of January. Remember to always live, love, and laugh.....It is the medicine to the soul!!!!!
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I also had PPCM! I am so glad you are writing about your journey, as well! I began my blog back in January.