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this weeks edition:
A rough week…
It’s been a rough week at our house. That’s not totally a true statement as we have spent much of the week with Mary and the Hunt extended family.
I did have to take part of Thursday and all day Friday off to tend to myself. I had a heart catheterization scheduled for Friday and of course it was not something that I felt like I could postpone. The testing was routing to a certain degree. I have not experienced any real issues but my doctor felt that my recent stress test results coupled with my family history warranted the more advanced procedure.
On Thursday we had to go to CAMC for pre-admission testing. It wasn’t a big deal but it did eat up most of the day. We did manager to have a late lunch with Krystal and her family. It was great to catch up on MyKaela’s first days as a college student.
On Friday, we had to be back at the hospital way too early… particularly considering we sat in the waiting room for nearly an hour. When the show did start rolling it moved very quickly. In what seemed like no-time itwas over and I was back in my room.
As I had been informed by my doctor, I was awake during the procedure… well sort of. After the ordeal, I had to lie in bed for over an hour which was probably the worst part of the whole thing.
The good news is that while they found an issue with my heart it was a small one that required no additional procedures that day. My doctor says he can correct the issue with medication. Considering my family history, my age and other risk factors… that was rather unexpected but welcome news. Of course it reduced my anxiety level by about a 1000% over what it had been for several days.
I must say I was pleased with the treatment I received at CAMC. I have not had much contact with that facility for a number of years and most of those memories were not the best. But last week, everyone we came in contact with was pleasant, smiling and seemed genuinely interested in helping us. It certainly made the ordeal must less stressful than I had anticipated and that was certainly a good way to end the week.
Will return soon...