This morning sucked. We had Josie's cardiology appointment which always causes some stress even though I know she *should* continue to be fine. On top of that, my map app miscalculated our leave time when I checked it last night... Continue Reading →
I am a mito mom and a heart mom. In many ways, being a mito mom prepared me well for being a heart mom; I knew how to speak medicalese, interact with doctors, survive a hospital stay, navigate scheduling, track ins and outs, stay on top of a med schedule, how to live one day at a time so fear does not consume you...so many things! The thing that surprised me was how comparatively easy (which is still NOT easy) it was, not because I was so prepared, but because the world UNDERSTANDS heart defects and they DO NOT understand mitochondrial diseases.