Everything’s set for my surgery Thursday… or so I thought. I got a call this morning from the doctor’s office. There was something on my stress test that didn’t look right. My heart health is pretty important since I’ll be in surgery a long time.
“Can you see the cardiologist today?”
I’m past the point of waiting for appointments or making them. I am commanded and sent! The gears are turning and everything must be ready by Thursday.
The cardiologist said my stress test showed a potential blockage of the ‘widowmaker’ artery.
Note to medicine: Find a new term, please.
Most likely my blockage is a false positive, but before they carve me up they need to know 100%. An angiogram has been scheduled for tomorrow. A tube will be snaked from my wrist into the artery. Pictures will be taken. A better diagnosis will be made.
No eating tomorrow morning. I’ll be hungry because I’m already scheduled to clean out my system later tonight. It’s gonna be a long day.