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Second time for heart cath : (

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Back 3 week ago I was feeling so very tried I thought just let me get to the weekend and I can get rested up well that didn't happened called in Mon and Tues .Tues evening came and still sooo tired decided to go in to ER I thought I would be home in no time HA HA they kept me and put me on a nitro drip Iv and said I was going to be admitted and have a heart cath Wed evening at 5:30 . They keep me in ER till then no rooms upstairs. That was alot of fun couldn't get rested at all B/P cuff on one arm going off every 15 minutes and IV in the middle of the other arm felt like I couldn't move.

They finally came to get me and off we went I was tiring to be brave in front of family but I was scared. Every thing went ok the 2 blockages I had 8 years ago hasn't increased at all but one of they was having spams that was giving me chest pains and being tired .

They did a new test to check the flow and the flow was 89% and 86% not bad so they are not going to do anything for now.

But later on that evening around 10 the cath lab people came in to take out the plug I didn't know I had one in thought I did good this time with no bleeding after the cath.

WEll that is when problems started the #'s showed ok to take it out so they processed but I started to bleed and oh the pain was terrible gave me something for pain and he had to put pressure on the site for 45 minutes then put the pressure strap on til 5:30 in the morning.

I had been laying on my back 12 hrs before I was able to get up. . During the night I know I was still loopy from the meds but I saw someone come in the room and go to the bathroom I had already asked for a pain pill for my back when this person came in the room the nurse came in and I told her what I wanted and I asked by the way is the lady in bed next to me she looked at me strange and took a look and said yes !!! I told her well There Is a Little old man in my bathroom LOL she looked at me like yea right but she opened the the and he gave her a surprise LOL he started to walk out she was stunned and tried to talk to he to go back to his room finally I called another nurse to help her convince him that that wasn't his room. So I did get a good chuckle out of that.

Got home Thursday afternoon was going back to work the 11th of April but the DR put a weight limit of lifting only 10 LBS for a month and they will not let me come back with that restriction so I am on LOA til May 11.

With all of this happening I have to realize I am NOT wonder women and I can't do and please everyone.( WE have had family medical issues on both sides since last May).
I need to take care of myself and stop worrying so much or I am not going to be good to anyone.

I start cardio rehab Monday I can't wait so I can get back on track and they will help me see were my limits are. I have had enough heart cath for a long while do not want any more.

So here is to a fresh new start for ME !!!!!, Brenda
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    Thanks for the comments on my train blog.
    I can totally understand the medical issues stuff especially the stents. Dh had his put in over 12 years ago and he is doing great.
    We also love to go camping in our very small motor home. having to set up with my back issues we bought the 23 foot RV its great for us. I test drove it and loved it DH has never been sure he likes to stay in Maine mostly.
    Now he has eye problems and I am so very happy I have been insisting I drive it more these last few months. Now he has to give up night driving, make the most of every day and take care of yourselves. Its the only way to go. HUGS and Thanks Pat in maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2365 days ago
    Brenda, hope you are doing/feeling better now! emoticon
    2580 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/2/2011 11:56:12 AM
    Brenda - I am so sorry you are going through this difficult time. I well remember how scared we were when Norm had his heart attack and surgery. I also know all you have been dealing with for months with parents and in-laws. You need to remember to take care of yourself first. This LOA is a good time to reflect and decide what you need to do for "you". I'm pleased you are going to cardio rehab - that should be a big help for you. Best of luck and health!
    2598 days ago
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