My name is Rachel and I'm 22 years old. A few months ago I had a stroke in my arm which was caused by a blood clot from my heart. The doctor found a hole in my heart. I was supposed to have surgery to repair it, but I haven't been healthy enough. Right now I have a bladder infection, and I had to delay my surgery because they said the infection would have went straight to my heart. I also have a blood clotting factor in my blood. I have to take aspirin everyday for the rest of my life. The aspirin is causing acid reflux and other problems. It seems like every time I go to the doctor, they find more stuff wrong with me. I also suffer with sharp pain around my ribs and in my pelvic area. My doctor cannot find the reason for it. I also have IBS and recently have become lactose intolerant. Every time I eat it makes me very nauseous. Please keep me in your thoughts so that my surgery will not be delayed again and that my health will improve. I'm falling apart.
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10/16/07 at 8:48pm