California, Here We Come!

6 days left until Joel & I are leaving for California! I am so thrilled to be going to Los Angeles … the movie stars, the beaches, the outlandish homes. The lifestyles of the rich and famous.

We’re not going for any of these reasons.

Every two years the Adult Congenital Heart Association has a conference for patients and cardiologist. I learned about this conference at the beginning of February at Dr. B’s office. The timing didn’t give us much time to budget for it, so I wasn’t sure Joel would spring for this. But he wanted to go & give us the opportunity to better my health and outlook for the future. And God provided the money. We received a partial scholarship from the ACHA, provided by the physicians and surgeons donations, as well as my parents gave us money for the hotel.

So… We are going.

The conference has general education, as well as breakout sessions and a gala. Topics will include specific defects, transplants, nutrition, managing insurance, managing depression and anxiety (which can come from talking to Shirley at Blue Cross), and future technology.

Both my cardiologist, Dr. B, and surgeon, Dr. K, are going to be speakers to the physicians. My nurse is teaching about nutrition. So excited!

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