2.16.2015

Lately

Hi, girls. As most of you probably know from my Instagram, we had quite the week last week. It all began last Saturday night with a trip to the ER and went on to include a week-long stay in the hospital on the cardiology/ICU floor.

I won't go into a ton of detail because, well, it's medical stuff. But long story short, I had some really wonky heart-related issues going on that were causing some of my other organs, (like my liver), not not function properly either. (Insert wide-eyed emoticon here.)

After several days in the hospital and a million and one tests, my docs were able to pinpoint what was going on and were able to treat it and start helping me feel better.

Ladies, if you learn nothing else from me or this blog, please remember this:

If you are more tired than normal, if something just doesn't feel right, if you feel like you can't get enough sleep even though you technically are - SAY SOMETHING. DO SOMETHING. WAVE THE WHITE FLAG.

I didn't. I just thought I was tired from chasing a toddler and caring for an 8-week-old. I thought I just needed to suck it up, drink some caffeine and stop complaining.

In reality, I was having major heart trouble.

It took my husband putting his foot down and taking me to the ER to give me the wake up call I needed.

So what happens next? Well, I go back to the cardiologist tomorrow for more testing to help my doctors craft a better treatment plan for my heart to help make it the strongest and healthiest it can be. My main goal right now is to get better for two little girls and one amazing husband. Because I cannot be the best mommy and wife to them if I'm not 100% physically.

I'm not sure what that means for blogging, but I do know that for a while, there may not be as much of it. And I'm okay with that. Health trumps all right now.

Thank you all for your emails, well wishes, words of prayer and support and positive thoughts over the past week. We appreciate them more than you will ever know!

See you back here soon --

35 comments:

  1. Goodness me, girl!! Prayers continued for you!!! Take care of yourself!!! HUGS!

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  2. Health DEFINITELY trumps all. Glad your husband took you in before these issues went on for too long (so scary!) And so glad you are OK. Praying that the treatments your doctors come up with will be effective and will keep your heart in perfect working order for years and years to come, sweet girl! We'll be here whenever you decide to pop in. For now, you do you.

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  3. I'd been wondering about you! Thanks so much for the update! You take care of yourself. Sending some positive vibes your way!

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  4. Take good care and hope and prayers the doctor's can get you on the road to full recovery. A healthy you is so important! God bless.

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  5. Praying for you , Leslie! Take care.

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  6. I'm so glad your husband picked up on the issues and put his foot down! Take care of yourself. I know your little family must be so thankful to have you home. We will all be here when you're up for blogging and sending prayers in the meantime.

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  7. Prayers for you and your family, and for the doctors to figure out a plan that will get you back in tip top shape!!

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  8. i hope you feel better soon! thinking of you and your family. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

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  9. Praying for you! Thank care of yourself - for you AND for those sweet girls!

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  10. Thinking of and praying for you!

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  11. Good advice and so glad you went to the ER! Hope you recover quickly. Hugs

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  12. praying for you friend... i can't even imagine how scary that was!!!! take care of yourself and you know we will all be here when you return OXOX

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  13. Thank you you for updating us. Please take care of you. Stephen and your girls need you more than anything in the world!!! xoxo

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  14. Praying for healing! I'm sure this must be incredibly difficult - seems like you have a great support system in your husband and family..take care! :)

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  15. Thank God for husbands and others who can sometimes see us better than we can see ourselves. Prayers for a lasting recovery.

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  16. Happy to see an update! You take care of yourself & get better soon! :-)

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  17. Oh goodness! Take care of yourself! :)

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  18. I don't know that I have ever commented, but I'm so thankful for this update. Was worried about you (in a non creepy way)! Health definitely trumps all...kudos to your husband. Take care and let everyone love on you so you can healthy for your sweet family!

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  19. Thank goodness you were seen at the right time! Get better soon and I will have you in my prayers.

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  20. Sending many prayers for you and your sweet family!

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  21. Feel better soon Leslie. I hope you get some answers and are on the path to a healthy heart. Health trumps all, you are right. You have to be there for your girls and take care of yourself number one. I am praying.

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  22. Feel better soon and take care of yourself lady! :) I learned one thing from my aunt who found out she had cancer, if something isn't right and it lasts longer than maybe a week you might should get it checked out. Better safe than sorry! Hope you get better soon :)

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  23. Feel better girlie! Take care of yourself and take it easy! Praying the doctors get everything figured out and you get better quickly!

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  24. My goodness, you've been through the ringer! Prayers for healing and for you to feel better soon!

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  25. Oh my gracious! Praying and sending all my love!

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  26. Continuing to pray for you and your beautiful family. I hope you get to feeling like yourself again very soon.

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  27. I follow you on Instagram and I will continue to pray for you :) Your babies and husband need you well.

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  28. Oh, friend. I've been thinking about you! I'm glad to hear they've gotten things stabilized and that you're on the road to recovery. Saying prayers for you and your sweet family that you continue feeling better and better!

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  29. Oh, friend. I've been thinking about you! I'm glad to hear they've gotten things stabilized and that you're on the road to recovery. Saying prayers for you and your sweet family that you continue feeling better and better!

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