I'm in love with my cardiologist!

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okie
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   Posted 5/6/2009 7:08 AM (GMT -7)   
turn   Whew! He's my age got long hair. Great personality. He wears reall cool tennis shoes. He has a great smile. He was setting by me and reach out and took my hands I couldn't help myself I went OOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMM. Like we were doing meditation. lol tongue . He asked if my heart ever palpitated I didn't say anything but I was thinking "if you keep setting this close to me!" He is born and raised in the USA which is rear this days to find a specialist that isn't from another country. And he's an OKIE.
 
Ok back to reality I have to have a left and right side heart cath done on monday. shocked I have to be at the hospital at 7 am it's at 9 and last about an hour an ahalf and if everything goes well i'll be out and home in the afternoon. If they find anything they will fix it right than. He had to give me the stats. 1/100 will need bypass or shunt or balloon. 2 /1000 will skull . I got a friend that will take me because my bro and sil will be out of town. I'm  supposed to be keeping an eye on their daughter mon. thru wen. but she's 12 years old and I told her she will have to help me because they will put 1 hole in an artery and one hold in a vein. smhair . Anyone had a heart cath and want to share an experience?
 
thanks
love bunches
 CAROL
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PattyLatty
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   Posted 5/6/2009 7:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Carol,

Finally, something good happens to you and you find a good and nice doctor that you have confidence in. I'll be thinking about you Monday & will be glad when this procedure is overwith. But it sounds like this doctor already did some work on your heart. :)

You sound stronger, Carol, and I hope everything else is going well with you. Have a good week. Are you getting all the rain that we are? My garden is so green and everything is growing like crazy. Especially the weeds!

((((hugs))))

Pat
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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 5/6/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol:

I'm glad you've finally gotten a good doctor. I agree with Pat you sound better today. I know you've got so much going on and it can be really bleak at times. Know that I'm sending you prayers and positive energy your way.

As you know I've had both a left sided and right sided heart cath. They were a piece of cake for me, other than the bruise I got from the artery stick. I have the left side done separate from the right in both cases tho they gave me conscious sedation and I don't remember anything about the procedure. There was no pain involved for me and the only thing they found wrong was that I have pulmonary hypertension. I'm now on medication for it and my heart is fine.

I'll be thinking about you on Monday and I'm sure things will go great. You hang in there sweetie and yes have your niece take care of you on Monday.

Hugs,
Barb
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AlwaysRosie
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   Posted 5/6/2009 11:08 AM (GMT -7)   
So Happy for you Carol !!!! I'm glad you have at least one doc whose appointments you'll look forward to. I hope the cath goes well for you!! I'll watch for your updates. I've never had this done, but have friends and family who did and I didn't hear anything bad about it. I know my mom did rest afterword.

Glad you like this doc!!

Blessings!

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lucysgd
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   Posted 5/6/2009 1:10 PM (GMT -7)   

Just wanna say I'm thrilled you found a doctor who appears to be human!  Even if he does make your heart race (winkwink).  I had a heart cath and it truly was a piece of cake as someone else noted.  They gave me a litle valium before we went in and I had no worry and no pain, and everything was fine.  Wishing you all the best and will be thinking of you. 

Lucy


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Butterflake
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   Posted 5/6/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL Carol tongue Super cool and an Okie to boot! My internist' parents are East Indian, but he's American and sooooo cute. My daughter thinks so too. I told someone recently that he was my doc and they said, "Lucky You!"  I'm so glad ur doc was able to help u escape for a while. You're always in my thoughts and prayers. Love ya Sweetie. Donna
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okie
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   Posted 5/6/2009 6:36 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi Donna,Lucy, Rosie,Barb, and Pat. Thanks for taking time to reply. I've been having a tough time keeping up on here. I Think I have an appt tomorrow for pulm therapy but I'm not sure. I have to call at 8 am. I'm getting a little crazy with all the appts. It's just one after another. I don't remember the last time I wasn't in a cat scan ultra sound or some other weird thing at least 3 times a week. Now I'll be doing therapy mon wen fri and everything else will have to get cramed in to tuesday and thursday.

Hey Pat I thought about calling you but you know how my phone gets unless I go outside. I love ya but standing out in the rain to call you just didn't sound like a good plan to me lol. Oh the people that lived here before grew asparagus and it has already grown. Wow it's wonderful. Doug cooked some up and poured cheese on it. yeah

Hey Barb, Yes I am feeling pretty good today.The only thing I've noticed is the past couple weeks I get a little nausious right after I eat anything.

Thanks for the encouragement about the cath. I am glad mine will be done all at one time. He said he would put one puncture in my artery and one in a vein. but he was only going to give me something to numb me up. I was hoping for some twilight sleep at least. I know that with my lungs so bad they are afraid to knock me out. How are you feeling? I called ya a couple times but got your answering machine.

Alway Rosie, thanks for the info. Your right I'm bummed I won't see him but for my cath. Now if you look at my lung dr. He's  litle shrimp that looks like sigmond fraud!. I'll check in when I get home.

Thanks Lucy,  I might talk them into a little valium. Yes the Dr. diffinently did make my day. Thanks for the good thoughts I appreciate it.

Hey Donna maybe we can double date! tongue Usually if I get a dr. that is from the U.S. he usually is about the age of doogie houser! Than again the older I get the more everyone looks like little kids to me. Thanks for all the thoughts and prayers. I'll let ya know how it goes.

Love all ya guys. Your always in my prayers.


 CAROL
Possible scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, provigil 200mg spirivia,aciphex,lasix ,pot.chlor.,B12 ,iNDEROL
 
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redrose77
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   Posted 5/6/2009 7:13 PM (GMT -7)   
CONGRATS on the great doctor. I hope the procedure goes well. I would hate to have one done. I am in a better mood today too. I am just glad your mood has lifted.
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joinery
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   Posted 5/6/2009 8:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol, I'm so happy you found a doc. you really like. If I had one like that I tell him he could do what ever he'd like as I'm staring at him. lol I just hope everything goes well. You are funny and have a great sense of humor. Take Care
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okie
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   Posted 5/7/2009 7:05 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Redrose and Debbie, I apologize for not being here more often. I try but sometimes I set down at the computer and go completely blank.

Redrose, I'm glad you are feeling better. Some times all we can do is be thankful for the little things. Somtimes it's hard to be greatful. At least for me it is. Than I get out in the real world and see somone that has it worse than me. ((((Redrose)))).

Debbie, thanks deb. Yeah I guess I should be happy that he isn't knocking me out. and that twilight sleep thing. I've been know to talk Lord only knows what would come out of my mouth lol.

hugs

carol


 CAROL
Possible scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, provigil 200mg spirivia,aciphex,lasix ,pot.chlor.,B12 ,iNDEROL
 
Bear ye one another's burdens
Galatians 6:2 KJV

 
 


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   Posted 5/7/2009 12:55 PM (GMT -7)   
Carol,
I fell in love with my ear,nose, and throat plastic surgeon at a medical college. He would tease me when I was in the hospital and play jokes on me and was so handsome. Ah, and anesthesia and pain drugs made it worse! He told me he spent hours stitching up my neck so it wouldn't look bad. He was a phD and head of the department. I'm glad he was so kind, the surgery was very difficult.

Its good to hear your heart's a thumpin' and you at least have one doc that's gots some extra benefits, compared to all the jerks we get. I'm glad things are moving forward again and you seem to be feeling more chipper.
Love, Marji
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LovedbyHim
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   Posted 5/8/2009 5:07 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol, yep I had a heart cath. It was okay. They put my hole in my artery in my wrist. It's a new procedure. My heart cath was done by a man from Russia. LOL You craked me up with your humor. Mine was cute too! The only pain I had was the artery cap they put in to insert the cath. Others didn't seem to mind it. I guess I have less pain tolerance, however I had 4 kids and a disc removed from my back and managed just fine. God keep you in his peace and get you out of there easily and fast. Tammy

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Barbara Lee
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   Posted 5/8/2009 8:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Carol:

Just wanted you to know I'm thinking of you. I hope things go well on Monday. I too feel partly in love/lust with my surgeon back in 2005 when I had my colon removed. He was even willing to kick my hubby in the bum if he needed it. So enjoy your champion I hope he continues to treat you well.

Hugs,
Barbara
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okie
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   Posted 5/8/2009 9:44 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Marji, Tammy, and  Barb. You guys crack me up. It's been 2 years of going to drs. and no one told me there are some cute ones out there. I would of started at the beginning of the physician section of the phone book and worked my way down.
Thanks for sharing with me. The office called today and said I can't eat  or drink after 9pm on Sunday. Have you ever noticed how hungry and thirsty you get when they tell you that ya can't have anything? Well it's almost 12 and another hard night of trying to sleep. So I wanted to get back to all of you and than try to find a soft spot on my bed again. I don't think there is one anymore.
love ya
 CAROL
Possible scleroderma.  stage 4 COPD, sleep apnea, Osteoporosis,osteoarthritis
Prednisone,plaquanil400mg,azythromyacin,vicodin 4x5mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg,Xanax 1.0 x3,Singular,nitro spray, provigil 200mg spirivia,aciphex,lasix ,pot.chlor.,B12 ,iNDEROL
 
Bear ye one another's burdens
Galatians 6:2 KJV

 
 


SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 5/8/2009 11:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Dang, and I fell for a bus driver. Although my eye surgeon is a cutie. Surgeon was the wise crack when I asked about hotflashes that told me "Its from the meds, consider it a preview of what is to come." I have had some great doctors though, I always look for doctors that listen, treat the cause (not the symptom).
 
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