Monday, May 9, 2016

My (Meg's) Long QT Journey Introduction

     Everybody has a story. This is mine.

     When I was 14, I was diagnosed with a heart condition known as Long QT Syndrome. Over the next couple of weeks, I will be telling my story, my journey through a tough time in my life. It hasn't always been easy, but I will be also sharing with you how it changed me, how I learned to handle the truth, so to say. By that I mean, learning how to deal with side effects from medication and battling anxiety/depression. Most of all, I will be telling how I stopped letting a heart issue control me. And yes, I will be including what exactly long qt is, the different types of the syndrome, symptoms, and everything else that goes along with having Long QT Syndrome.

    Fifteen years ago this month, my life changed. It has been a lifetime dream of mine to be a writer. It has also been a goal of mine to write a book about my long qt journey since I was a teen. I think it's time to do just that. This series of posts will be giving a peek through what I will be featuring in the book.

   Why 15 years? The truth to that is that it took time to accept having a heart condition, being that I was only a teen and that I would have to live with it for the rest of my life. It wasn't easy having to know that something was wrong with me, but look and be just like everybody else on the outside. It was a time that I felt alone, that no one could or would never know what I was going through. Eventually I found an online support group where I finally felt that I belonged, that I wasn't the only one with Long QT Syndrome. It still gets me emotional at time, but now I am ready to tell my story.

Part 1 of my long qt journey will be published next Monday. I will be posting twice a week throughout this series - probably Monday and Thursday. I encourage anyone who reads this series to share it - I'm doing this for long qt awareness.