Screaming Eagle said...
Good morning Sandi! Cardiac cath's are no fun at all, and even after it is over with, you will have that groin pulling pain. It is also a worry when your trying to use the bathroom, as it seems to put pressure in that area. I have had two of them, once when I had my HA, and then again a few yearl later when I thought I was having another one, but it turned out to be Angina. At anyrate, I hated them, but it was never as bad as I had thought it was going to be, and went very smoothly. It is very importand as you say, to lay very still after it is done, so that it can clot properly. Oh, and then on to the tooth!....I hate to go to the Dentist! Pain...Pain...always pain with them. But there are some that know what their doing, and it's not as much of a problem as what we think it's going to be. I cracked a tooth while on vacation, and my FORMER DENTIST!....thought he could save the tooth! Yeh...Right! Well he capped it, and to the best of my memory, was going to make a crown for it, but I never made it that far, and he sent me to a surgen to have it removed. I will never forget what the surgen said when I got there. He was blistering mad that the dentist even tried to save the tooth, as he said it was fractured all over and the dentist new he couldn't save it. When the dentist worked on me, he had to give me at least 4 to 5 shots to deaden the jaw. When I saw the surgen, he only had to give one. He was very good at it. I will have to tell you a story on me with this.....the surgen told me not to smoke at all after the tooth was pulled, and I said no problem! :) Well about an hr after I got home....there I was on the balconey of my appartment, a piece of gause hanging out of one side of my mouth, and a cig hanging out the other! Yep!....you guessed it.....I was back at the office within 48 hrs with a dry socket! :( ......and I got my rear chewed out good for it from the surgen. I had to go back every other day or so to have it flushed out and repacked for a couple of weeks or so, and was a long process. Whew...a long story I know, but thought my stupidy might serve as a warning to others to follow what the Dr tell us to do, to the T! I hope you get to feeling better, and please keep us updated on your progress too! Have a great day!....Now Scram! :)
Hello Screaming Eagle,
I have had one before, I had to have it before a hysterectomy because of another abnormality with this ST wave thing. That time the cardiologist was scary. He kept telling me that I was going to have a heart attack on my way to the hospital.....he wanted me to go by ambulance. Anyway, it's a long story but that one came out okay. I always thought that if you had one, that was it. You never had to have another but I know different now. I know that there was some strange thing with the III lead this time too......so who knows what it is. I think it might be angina, but who knows for sure.
If it is, then maybe they will know after this is done if it is there or not. I will hope for not.
I'm sorry that you have gone through this too. If I remember correctly, you are in your 40's as well? Or maybe I am confused. It wouldn't be the first time.....LOL
Are you on any meds now? How is your heart doing now?
I think we all have those horror stories about dentists.....seems that dentistry has it's fair share of ones who aren't good, just like every other branch of medicine does. But there are also some really good dentists out there as well. We just have to look for them.
My husband had a dry socket once and I had to change the packing each day.....don't want to do that again. He said it was the most painful thing he's ever experienced.
I don't want to find out.
Thank you for the good wishes Screaming Eagle.....I will keep you all updated. Promise.
PLIF/TLIF Fusion w/Instrumentation L4-5 Spondololysthesis L4-5.Laminectomies L4-5, foraminal stenosis L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, herniations L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, central canal stenosis L3-4, L4-5 and L5-S1
POST OP CES 3/30-06
Neurogenic Bladder and Bowel, bilateral numbness legs and feet
Revision for failed Back surgery, pseudoarthrosis L4-5, hemilaminectomies L3-4, L4-5, L5-S1, bmp added to revision fusion, replaced two bent screws that were reversing out of vertebrae - August 2, 2007
On going back pain and neuropathic pain, failed back surgery, consult for scs, decided not to do that at this point.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis also......just what I didn't need..9/08- adding bilateral ulnar neuropathy with severe compression to the mix. They want me to see a surgeon for ulnar nerve surgery, but I'm not biting.
I've seen enough surgeons over the last few years.