Hello Wedding Wire Friends,
At the end of January I began putting on a large amount of weight ( fluid/ edema) in my torso. I've been very ill, but at first just thought I had a bad virus. I put on 35 lbs in 10-14 DAYS. Thought maybe it was due to meds. Went thru a ton of tests. The results show I have congestive heart failure. A diagnosis which has shocked me to the depth of my soul. I've always associated that illness with an older person. Just fyi, I have many other fairly serious health issues. So being ill is not new.
Besides my unknown prognosis, NOTHING fits ( my wedding gown, none of my beautiful lingerie sets for my honeymoon, not one bikini, but I wouldn't be caught dead in one right now)!! I'm so upset and don't know what to do. Dr says a chance I can lose some of the water weight by our wedding in December. And I am trying to hold on to that hope.
Anyone else go thru something similar? Any words of wisdom or advice? The more I stress and worry the worse it is for my heart. I'm on complete bedrest and obviously cannot exercise. Not that exercise will help in this instance.
My seamstress did say she MAY be able to enlarge the corset back to accodomate my new figure. It just depends on my size at the time as my wedding gown is at least 2 sizes too small. I REALLY want to wear my gown. I even did the " bride cry" when I chose it, and I'm not a weeper. I am also not vain, but I've always had an hourglass figure, and I'm very critical of my looks. I don't want to look at all of our wedding pics and just think how fat I am. Medical expenses are outrageous, even with insurance, so purchasing a new gown is not an option. Plus, I'm too ill to go shopping if I did wish to purchase one. I guess I need to stop worrying and concentrate on healing.
I know God is watching over me through all of this. My FH is a doll. He keeps telling me how beautiful I am to him. I'm very self-conscious of how I look at the moment. When I recover enough to get married ( which I am DETERMINED to do), it'll be a blessing to just marry my future husband. The goal is to get married!!! Our road to marriage has been rocky, for those who know me. So we are very much looking forward to our wedding day and life together! Any words of encouragement, stories to share, thoughts, and prayers are appreciated. Thank you all in advance!! xo