I visited the cardiologist today and things went surprisingly well. My vitals were good and the fluid is GONE from my lungs! I had an EKG and it showed some moderate mitral regurgitation, which means about 25% of the blood is leaking back into my heart through the mitral valve. However, the cardiologist feels I am otherwise healthy and with good care can live with this condition - probably a year or two, if we are lucky.
According to the doctor, I must stay calm ...
avoid strenuous activity (as if)
maintain a healthy diet (huh?)
Most importantly, make the most of every day since there are no guarantees on how my heart condition will progress. In other words, SEIZE THE
Thank you so much for all your love and support. I am pretty sure all your good wishes, thoughts and prayers had something to do with the fluid magically disappearing from my lungs!