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Sep 16

Posted by: ACHA
9/16/2013 12:28 PM  RssIcon

By Meghann Ackerman

Having a doctor who communicates well is a huge help in managing your health. But, it’s when the doctor has nothing to say that I’m the happiest.

At Victor’s annual visit to his cardiologist, there was no news. Nothing to report means that nothing has gotten worse—it hasn’t improved, either, but that’s not something we were expecting.

Since doctors don’t call you in for appointments when test results are normal or your condition is staying steady, it’s great not hearing from the cardiologist. No news is good news as is a year without change.

Meghann Ackerman is a writer, cook, cat fancier, crafter and zombie enthusiast living in Boston. In 2011, she married Victor Morse, a graphic/web designer, video gamer, comic book reader and punster who has aortic stenosis. Armed with a poor understanding of science, Meghann is learning all she can about congenital heart defects and how they may affect her family.

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