For Kitty, re: the angiogram.....

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   Posted 10/9/2005 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
I've read both of your posts and am sorry that I didn't know about your Friday appt.  I hope you got to see the dr.  I wanted to tell you that I had an angiogram last December after a whole bunch of heart tests.
When you said your heart is functioning at 20%, does that mean that is the ejection rate?  I had a nuclear MIBI test to assess my ejection rate and that's what led to the angiogram.
The procedure itself was nothing.  My theory about surgery is this:  it's my job to sleep through it, so bring on the drugs, please.  The dr's job is to find and fix whatever he/she thinks is the problem.  Mine was over in less than an hour and I went home that day.  I didn't need the "stent" the cardiologist thought I would need; the angiogram showed no blockage.  It's true I did have to be careful of my right groin area for a month because of the collagen plug they use to close the artery, but otherwise it was nothing physically.  Emotionally, it was a whole other story.  You know, we've all been through so much and that in a cruel kind of way was helpful.  I was scared, no doubt about it, but all of that exposure we get to the medical community during tx for BC lessens the anxiety about the whole event.  It also made it easier to speak up when things got out of hand with one of the nursing staff.  (just think of me on the bus in San Antonio and it will make you smile).
Sending you big HUGS for extra strength.  Know that I'm thinking of you, love, Luci
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me lay an invincible summer.  Albert Camus

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