One Appointment Down... 50 to go!
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Well, it seems like 50, but it's really only 7. But that is still too much.
Today I met my cardiologist. He and his staff are really sweet. I did the chemical stress test and he wants to look over it some more. Plus the EKG was still off a bit. So he's putting me on a beta blocker, and wants to see me back tomorrow for an echocardiogram. Of course, I have 2 pre-op meetings before I get to do that. Somewhere after all that I need to get an order for blood work and do that.
The 27th has 2 appointments - a renal ultrasound first thing on the morning and then my pre-admission testing at the hospital.
I have my birthday and the day after with no appointments... yet.
The 30th, I have a final decision from my cardiologist. And then surgery around 2pm on the 31st.
I am going to be busy, and I think I am going to put about 500 miles on my truck before the 31st. All of my appointments are at least 30 miles from my home. Some are 44 miles. So the truck will get tested since I don't drive that often.
And I haven't worked out at all today yet because I have this stupid, itchy heart monitor on my body. I can't shower, so why would I want to get all gross and sweaty. I mean, I can't shower until after 11am tomorrow, but I had 2 doc appointments before that and one at 12:30, so I guess I get to take a "bitch bath" and use my deodorant profusely...several times a day.
And I am so tired. That chemical stress test didn't even wake me up and it's supposed to elevate your heart rate. My dad said he started sweating. Me? Nope. Nothing. It was like nothing was happening at all. But I can tell you that laying on that table really, really hurt my back.
Well, I am going to grab my memory foam seat and hit the bike and see if I can stay somewhat less than sweaty and gross.