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Jake'sMom
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   Posted 11/24/2015 1:20 PM (GMT -6)   
So my monitor, my echo and my stress test show issues, so I have been scheduled for an angiogram on Dec. 9th.

I am nervous about it, but I know it is necessary. Anyone had one, care to share experiences or suggestions?

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/24/2015 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
hi jakes mum. I had mine done, they are pretty routine actually. they usually go through the groin. I found it fine, no pain or discomfort, the guys were good fun, I was cracking jokes throughout. since I was laying flat I could not see the monitor. obviously you got to be pretty still. if you are clogged up they will know real quick. the dye does not lie!!! you will be fine. as larry would say, peace.
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Jake'sMom
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   Posted 11/24/2015 5:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, HT. Peace to you.
Stacey

Osteoarthritis, bursitis, Cervical Disc Disease, DDD, tilted pelvis - pinched nerves, Raynaud's, migraines, severe anemia, severe allergies, double kidney/Ureter on right side, cyst in right kidney, anxiety & PTSD

Pratoman
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   Posted 11/26/2015 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Jakesmom - i had two, in June and August. First one they put 2 stents in, second one, nothing.

IMPORTANT: A lot of doctors go through the wrist now, instead of the groin. Thats what happened with me. My understanding is that it makes the recovery much easier. I had my first angio on a Friday, and the next day, i went to see a Billy Joel Concert in Manhattan

Its really nothing. They give you some drugs to keep you relaxed, there is no pain.
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theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/26/2015 4:59 PM (GMT -6)   
yep, if they can stent they will. thx for sharing pratoman.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
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Jake'sMom
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   Posted 11/28/2015 12:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, they plan to go through my wrist if possible. They said my arteries there looked promising, so I sure hope they are able to do it there.

I figure they will find something to fix, because my diastolic number is riding high, and I've tried a lot of meds to control it, but they are not helping.

Looking forward to getting things repaired, so I can breathe a bit easier.
Stacey

Osteoarthritis, bursitis, Cervical Disc Disease, DDD, tilted pelvis - pinched nerves, Raynaud's, migraines, severe anemia, severe allergies, double kidney/Ureter on right side, cyst in right kidney, anxiety & PTSD

theHTreturns...
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   Posted 11/28/2015 8:31 PM (GMT -6)   
keep strong mate.
THE HAPPY TURTLE.

A QUOTE FROM THE HAPPY TURTLE THAT REFLECTS ME.

"COMPLEXITY IS MY WAY OF EXPRESSING MY NEEDS IN A MANNER THAT IS NEITHER DESTRUCTIVE, NOR NEGATIVE"
'

RickyB
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   Posted 12/7/2015 8:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Jake'sMom be sure and come back and tell us results. I have had multiple angiograms and they are a piece of cake.Take care
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