Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Problems of the heart part II

  I sat and read a fantasy sci fi  book on my nook as I waited to speak with the doctor. When I met him I realized that he was a nice man with a firm handshake.  He seemed calm and confident and acted as though he was here with me and not thinking of where he needed to be next.  That was in turn calming for me.   He said that the next test to do would be an Angiogram.  He explained the procedure  and what to expect.


  I then went in another room and watched the video of what to expect throughout my stay at the hospital.   Next I had blood drawn to check my iron levels and cholesterol levels.   After I did not pass out from having blood drawn I went to have a more extensive sonogram of my heart done called an echocardiogram.  I did not learn anything new from this but found it interesting while I was laying there that 3 seperate woman have seen and touched my tits in the last 2 days and it was totally normal.  It was even comforting and not awkward.  Random I know.


  I have had a sonogram when I was pregnant with Samson and Jupiter.  My gallbladder, kidneys, liver, my left breast, and now my heart have also had sonograms.



   Tomorrow I go in for an Angiogram.  I will be awake yet sedated for the procedure. The awake part is comforting.  I don't want to be put out.  They will open up the artery in my right leg down in my groin area and insert a catheter  that will then run up to my heart.   It will distribute dye to show my veins and any blockages there may be while being xrayed.  If there is a blockage, they will go ahead and put in the arterial stent at that time.   If they do need to do that I will have to stay in the hospie overnight for observation.  One of the main concerns is that I don't rupture the  incision to the coronary artery.  I will be taking it easy for the next week afterwards.


  As of right now, I am stoked about this.  I think that this could potentially make me feel fantastic after I heal.  Oxygen to my heart is a great thing that I look forward to and I have been not feeling well for a while now.  I am ready for answers.   I hope that they find the problem and fix it.  If not, well it all just gets exponentially more complicated and I choose not to dwell on that now.

  I am fortunate to have pushed my self physically to have found this issue while I am young instead of having a massive issue years and years from now.  I will be at Mercy Health Center in Des Moines (8/3) if by chance you want to stop by and say hi or send flowers....hint hint :)   Please send good vibes my way though for sure.


I will update again tomorrow.
Cheers,
Angie

27 comments:

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

Lot's of good vibes for you and your beautiful heart.

Katie said...

Praying for you Angie. I know how you feel . . . I am going through something similar and have an echocardiogram on Thursday. Hopefully it will reveal more as to why I am having chest pains. My Dr thought the exact same as yours, "A young marathoner, not over weight with chest pains??" He wants to see what the echocardiogram will reveal before we take the next step.

Thoughts and prayers with you. You will feel so much better when all of this is done.

shel said...

love you mama. will be praying for you throughout the day. may peace be in your precious heart.

Norm Deplume said...

Much love and my thoughts are with you as you hang out, waiting for technology to give you your health back.

Cassie said...

I will be thinking of you all day. I hope everything goes well and you get the answers you need.

Peace, Karen said...

Sending prayers and good thoughts your way!

Peace,
Karen

Anonymous said...

Thinking of you Angie Bee. Praying! Peace.

Molly said...

Oh Angie, I'm thinking of you and praying for you. Lots of good vibes being sent your way my friend. Xoxo

zapmamak said...

i know its hard to be in the space you're in right now with no solid info to go by. Hang in there and take it one day at a time. Your answers will come. Take good care, girl! Will keep you close in my thoughts.right now with no solid info to go by. Hang in there and take it one day at a time. Your answers will come. Take good care, girl! Will keep you close in my thoughts.

MCM Mama said...

Sending positive thoughts your way. Hope you find some answers soon.

Nikki Kendall said...

Good vibes and positive Juju headed your way!

The Urban Trail Runner said...

Fingers crossed here in Brooklyn for you. Thinks will work out for you, I am sure of it.

Amanda@runninghood said...

oh my! I'm off blogs for a week and so much has happened. thinking of you girl! So much energy and love coming your way!

Anonymous said...

Sending good thoughts your way for a speedy recovery!

renkath said...

Sending good vibes your way. Don't think for a second of karma - you didn't bring anything on yourself. And if there were such a thing as that kind of checkbook karma, all the inspiration you have brought other people would more than balance things out! "god bedring!"

OrangeBlossom said...

Praying for you!

Joe Wrigley said...

Glad you're getting things sorted before it's a major problem.

My wife had a major heart attack last summer at the age of 26. She had a large clot and an unknown defect which complicated matters. Quite a shock that she thankfully survived thanks to our NHS.

This sort of thing is what doctors are actually good at.

Apostle John Welty said...

You're in my thoughts and prayers Angie. I tried calling the gift shop but they didn't find your name yet. I'll try back later on. :-)

Johann said...

All the best! Thinking of you.

Elizabeth said...

Thinking of you and sending healing prayers your way.

Anonymous said...

Good Luck to your speedy recovery & MY prayers for you too.
I used to donate to Marathoners running for different causes. NOT NOW. I see many PERMANENT Damages of MARATHONERS promoted by BIG Capitalist ORGANIZERS & Commercials benefitting MILLIONS of $$ from these INNOCENT marathoners.
Life is SHORT. We have to LISTEN to your precious body and give a BREAK to our fragile body WHILE WE HAVE an OPTION?
20+yrs ago, I told my Housemate to STOP riding his motorcycle BEFORE he had ANOTHER BIG accident?? Like many motorcycle riders, He did NOT take my FREE advise. He called me to say HE had to move out = he was STUCK CRIPPLED for LIFE at the care of his MOTHER = his friend would come to remove his belongings etc... It was a SAD news. Most BOXERS, MotorCyclists, Racers, Marathoners stopped ONLY WHEN they lost their Option to do so ... i.e. LOST/broke/DAMAGED SEVERELY arm/legs from MOTORBIKES, Running accidents etc..

P.S. I watched My brother, a Radiologist, do this angiogram LIVE at his hospital 20+ yrs. ago.

He performed many many angiograms at different hospitals. But he died of HIGH Cholesterol at the age of 67 yo in 2006. NOT taking Cholesterol medication & Going to bed at 3 AM and getting up at 5 AM to get ready for work is NOT showing RESPECT to A PRECIOUS BODY etc...
I do hope that you RECOVER quickly and that you will ONLY run for FUN not in Marathon for CHALLENGE/Competition/SUPER PRESSURE for the SHORTEST Time Record = DAMAGING PERMANENTLY to more body parts NOT VISIBLE immediately
My eldest sister , pharmacist, died of HEART attack at the AGE of 28 yo. My parents also died of HEART Attacks at the age of 72yo, 76yo

Laurie said...

Angie your are in my thoughts. Sending happy, healing thoughts your way. Be brave. Be strong. :)

LavaRunner said...

Shocked! Thoughts are with you. You are strong and like you I spent a lot of time doing damage, lets hope all this work rebuilding is pay off even if they find something. Imagine how bad it might be if you weren't in amazing shape and ultra chilled.

misszippy said...

so sorry you have to go through this! But--You are young and healthy and everything will turn out just fine. You'll be back on the pavement in no time, I'm sure.

And please ignore anonymous' comments! Doesn't need to be put out there like that.

The Green Girl said...

I hope the procedure went smoothly today but I am confident it did because you have such a great attitude. ::hugs::

RICK'S RUNNING said...

Just to wish you a speedy recovery and good health, thinking of you and sending out good vibes.

Suzy said...

I hope you have a very speedy recovery once they figure out what is going on. My cardiologist in IA is one of my all time favorite doctors. I hope you have a great cardiologist too.

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