Aortal and Mitral Valve Regurgitation (AVR and MVR)

Of all the fucking things to get, I MUST have not one but TWO defective heart valves, an Aortal Valve Regurgitation AND a Mitral Valve Regurgitation. Really WTF right? I mean, already one is serious. You have heart disease. But two? OK, OK, I should not complain because my best bud, he’s had a 5 heart by-pass already and we’re of the same age. And his heart is at much greater risk than mine. Sigh. What did we do to inherit such problematic hearts? Smoking in our youth? Too much life time stress? Who knows. As for me, the Doctor says it’s just one of those things. You never know why. It’s just degenerative. Oh well.

I remember the time I told my Doctor friend that I had a leaky valve. She asked, “Which one???” And when I told her it was the Aorta, her face dropped. She obviously knew it’s severity more than me. But then she panicked me!!! Not good!!!

I learned to live with it and overcome my fears with positivity. I didn’t tell many people because what is the point. Me broadcasting it here is not the same because I don’t know most of you, hahahaha, my virtual buddies. And last week when I was told that I had another leaking valve, I went numb. Surely this just increased my risk and exacerbated my condition? I asked the Doctor some questions and did some research and this is what I found.

Mitral Valve Operation – According to this article, it says that you should operate the mitral valve earlier rather than later. Reason being you should solve the problem now rather than wait for it to get worse. But that goes against what my Doctor told me. I guess I come under the category of ‘watchful waiting’ which is why I am routinely checked on a regular basis. It is when the leak is of a certain size, then the Doctor will say OK, now!!!

Aortal and Mitral Valve Regurgitation – Having both becomes slightly complicated as you can see in this video. It’s a double leak thus even less oxygenated blood enters my large body. My blood pressure is high and my heart is working over time. Add a little bit of stress and kaboomz!!! Sigh.

Haiyo. Why? Why? Why?

OK, I will focus on bigger and better things now. Fuck the heart.

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Who is Mamapumpkin?
Mamapumpkin spent 7 years in London committing crimes to gain her Bartlett BSc in Architecture. She spent 7 years as a Stay At Home Mom raising her children as documented in this Mamapumpkin blog since over 10 years ago and thereafter returned to the Corporate World stronger than ever. Her last job as Country Director of a British Railway Signalling organisation saw her getting ill with an aortal and mitral heart valve regurgitation and cancer. Through her journey from working to not working to working again, she sets out to prove to all women that they can do anything and everything that they set out to do; as long as they have that fire of desire burning within and the drive to work hard with oodles of love, passion and integrity.

Despite being ill, she has grown a network marketing business from little knowledge and experience in the otherwise infamously known MLM (Multi-Level Marketing) industry, racing from an income of ZERO to RM 100,000 monthly in merely 2 years. She is a firm believer of the MLM business model but realises the pitfalls too and understands how and why the majority of people would shy away from any MLM business.

She is now pondering the title of her new book, From Zero to 100,000 RM monthly in 2 years and has a sequel in the pipeline with the aim of helping real professionals succeed in the World of MLM. Always the giver, Mamapumpkin has supported orphans for years and has now extended her care to the sick, single mothers, and even struggling families. She believes that with the MLM business model, we can all have a life of our own desires to enable real contribution into the world.

A beautiful life without limits.

Mamapumpkin currently manages the Homeschooling Hub Malaysia on Facebook. She also runs Working Women Malaysia (not THAT kind of Working Women LOL), Mamapumpkin - Creating A Life of Abundance, and Funky Moms on Facebook to offer REAL support to all women who want career and life success. She is a living testimony that women really can have a lot. Being financially free has enabled her to travel the world anytime anywhere doing anything, and she spends most of her day to day with her children, reading and supporting other women.

For enquiries, please contact her at mamapumpkin at gmail dot com or WhatsApp her at +6012-2333840
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One Comment

  1. I like your last sentence “I will focus on bigger and better things now”. It shows you are doing your best to be positive.

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