I went to the hospital on Thursday to have my nuclear medicine stress test and echo. It makes me feel like I will permanently glow in the dark when I see this on the door where I am having an IV placed:
Seriously, not a warm and fuzzy feeling!
I was surprised with the ease I was able to hit the time, speed and target heart rate that they wanted me to hit. This chest pain feels exactly like the chest pain I had the first time my stents failed so I half expected them to wheel me right to the OR, crack my chest open and bypass the five stents already in my LAD. I was happy when they sent me home!
Once I left the hospital, the wait began. I am waiting to hear the results. The last time, they called me the next day and scheduled me to come back to the hospital to go back to the cath lab. I have passed the next day mark, so I am hoping for something different. Right now I have tried to convince myself that no news is good news but the truth is that the waiting is driving me crazy.
I did manage to take my mind off the wait yesterday when I attended the American Heart Association Kansas City Go Red For Women Luncheon. Kansas City turned out and helped us raise $775,000 for education and research. It was nice to be there because I was with my heart sisters who get what it is like to wait for results. We had a great day!
This weekend, the excruciating wait continues. I try to keep myself busy and try to keep my mind off of the myriad of things that could be causing chest pain and the outcomes of those. I know I shouldn’t do that but I simply can’t help myself. I will drive myself crazy with it until I hear!