Thursday, October 21, 2010

She's Ba-ack!

The test went very well today. They did make incisions in both femoral arteries - tried the right side first and couldn't get in so went to the left. So, I have plugs in both sides that I have to be extra careful with. I am in pain - look like a 100-year old woman trying to walk. Quite amusing if watching me from the back, I'm sure.

The doctor found no blockages so has no idea why my S and T waves were abnormal and why I had an abnormal stress test. I'm thankful there was no blockages but it does bring up another question - what is causing the pain??? They'll look at my gallbladder next.

Ron was able to stay with me all day (his son, Aaron, came up to the hospital, too and stayed so he could take us home). He's still acting "off" but would not let us take him to the ER (since we were at the hospital already). He may end up there anyway, but he may end up snapping out of it and being OK. Never can tell with him.

I have a "no lifting anything" restriction for 72 hours and then no lifting more than 10 pounds for two weeks. I go back to see the cardiologist in two weeks for a follow-up visit.

Thanks for all the well-wishes, prayers, positive thoughts, and encouraging comments! You all are so wonderful and I'm very grateful that you are all my "bloggy" friends! Looking forward to meeting Pat from A View From the Edge tomorrow for dinner! Yay! I think it will be an absolutely enjoyable visit. I told her I would be bringing my camera to document our visit.

I'm taking tomorrow off since I think sitting up at a computer for 8 hours will be too much for me. I'll rest in the morning and work on some cards. Then, when I hear from Pat we'll head out to meet up at Cracker Barrel. Ought to be great!

Thanks again!!!

3 comments:

colenic said...

Teresa-
I am glad to hear that things went well. Hopefully they will find out what's going on soon....good luck to Ron too...hope that he snaps out of it soon!!

Michaela said...

Hi Girl, best wishes for a speedy recovery. And hopefully a Dx soon. xxxoooo

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Hooray for the good news! I hope they figure out your heart soon--and that Ron is "on" more than "off"--because it sounds like you have enough stress right now.