Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Jackpot

I did it!! I found the jackpot in cardiologists.

My own personal Dr. Cristina Yang

(I love you Grey's Anatomy.)

His name is Dr. Chun Hwang. It's not my first time seeing him, in fact...he was the very man who first diagnosed me with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy that lead to the discovery in my brothers and Dad. After being a medical mystery, FINALLY...this man diagnosed me.

However that was only the start of the beginning of this long exhausting journey. Since, I've seen several other cardiologists based in Salt Lake, Santa Barbara CA...and here I am...right back where it all started 3-4 years ago.

So why do I suddenly love him so much? Well, first he was the doctor who performed the surgery on my Dad and Stefen. And second...this is what happened...

My Dad called me today, I assume after leaving Dr. Hwang's office for a follow up where I must have come up. See, my doctor from California believes I need a defibrillator and has been searching for a doctor in Utah he feels would fit the job. So back to the phone call with my Dad. He said Dr. Hwang wanted me to go in his office today and do some tests. I was kind of surprised because this man is BUSY. Not only does he never accept new patients but his schedule is booked months in for me to go in that same day. I felt special. But it gets better...

If you've heard me talk about Dr. Hwang before you'd be surprised to hear me suddenly so excited to be his patient again. The reason? Well, although his bedside manner may be Dr. Yang...he's still the best. And not only is he the best, he cares. When he found out I didn't have insurance he agreed to see me and have the tests done completely under the table. Until I have insurance (which will hopefully be in January) he's agreed to do everything for free!

Who does that?! Who!?

Matt and I feel so incredibly blessed! To have the help and support of our families, for the blessings God gives us daily and for each other. guess what I'm going to do? I'm going to make him the best bunch of cookies you've ever had and send him a thank you card. He's officially one of my heros.


  1. GLENNNNA! That is a HUGE blessing! Oh my gosh, I'm soooooo happy for you!

  2. P.S. I just saw what you wrote about doing a triathalon------those kinds of activities are not for you! PLAY IT SAFE! There is wisdom in being safe. Now where did my earlier post go?