On Monday, I went to the ER with chest pains. It was radiating up through my left shoulder, up into my neck. The heaviness that I've felt on my chest lately was worse and I found myself coughing more often (a bit of fluid in the lungs). They ran an EKG, took a chest x-ray, and did lots of labs.
The good news is that nothing "new" is wrong and I did not have a heart attack. The bad news is that this may be my new "normal" until after surgery.
Yes, I still am having chest pains, increased heaviness across my chest, and am continuing to cough more.
I saw my primary physician this morning. She agreed. These new symptoms all stem from my prolapsed mitral valve. Fortunately, I head to Mayo Clinic on the 15th & 16th. Just about 2 weeks away.