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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.

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    Keep your chin up, Sweets, as your good doctors take care of you and make you all better. Love and hugs to you, Karen emoticon emoticon
    2391 days ago
    emoticon Hang in there!!!! Thinking of you during all your medical appts!!!
    2393 days ago
    Gentle hugs. Hopefully, tomorrow will just fly by - sounds like you will be busy. Ultrasounds are some of the easiest tests to take - except that you will no doubt lie down on a hard, barely cushioned surface. I was actually kind of pleased with myself that after my trans-vaginal ultrasound (no, it was not for an abortion) I was able to get up without help. 5 years ago, I had to have help and about pulled the poor, petit little NP who handled it on top of me instead of getting myself to sit up. Ah, yes, the memories...
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  • JUSTME9898
    Good luck with all. Hope surgery goes well and you are healthy and strong afterwards
    2393 days ago
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