It seemed like a long week this week :), waiting for the results of the holter overnight experience. On Wednesday the Cardiologist personal assistant called and said, " We have received the results of the holter and he wants to see you tomorrow at 12:15"
I knew they had found something ... do do doooo :)
It was Hubby's birthday so he spent the afternoon in the hot car waiting to see what was happening.
Outcome of tests ...
I have a 70% blockage in the left artery and a 40% blockage in the right one.
He has stopped some of my meds immediately and added one until I can get into Hospital for an angiogram and a stent. We don't have Health Insurance so I will be on a waiting list.
He said the scale was A B C ... I am A or B
So my awful back pain, 'fuzzy' brain and memory and dizziness was lack of blood supply :(
Then he said "whose fault is it ?"
I answered "Mine" he said genetics
Smoking ? Both parents smoked and between 17 and 20 so did I .
Heart problems ? Mum had unstable angina ... so do I ...
Any stents? Dad went in to get fitted however they could not get it into the artery and he had to keep taking blood thinners.
I am believing things are better now days and they will be able to fit mine :)
So I wait, the new tab has helped with the back pain and brain "fuzz" it is aspirin and clopidogrel.
So I told him about the brain freeze and he got his PA to type out a page to remind me of what I had to do :-
Stop two tablets --- get new script filled --- keep GTN handy--- wait for hospital to advise a date to come in --- go to hospital if needed and give Cardios details.
Urgently get blood test done that day . They were so lovely.
Our Bloods places close at 1 pm here this was 1:06 when I got out.
Called Hubby went back to home town put script in at Pharmacy, went to new GP office as advised by Cardio and got an appointment to see new GP. Asked about after hours bloods, they knew a place open till 4 pm .
Hubby drove me over there and got bloods done.
I would like to say I was fine about all this .... I was glad to know and glad to be on the waiting list ... I was glad to have my Cardiologist.. so glad to have a good husband...
The next morning I started the new med and the back pain is now minimal ... ahh...
It has been one thing after another over the last few months ... I am up to the challenge :)
In the week while I waited for the results I knit this a couple of rows a day
It is an headband
I realized my friends birthday is in March and started this
it will be a scarf when finished.
So there it is ... things happen I am glad I will be getting it done ... I am glad I have you to tell all these things to ... another reminder of how we need friends and to be heard :)
I had an angiogram in 2012 and they said minimal damage apparently menopause doesn't help :)
Thanks for ploughing through my blog and thanks for caring