Finally feeling better and waiting on consultation decision
Journal posted on August 20, 2020
Finally feeling better ! Cardiologists and surgeon had consult a week ago and I’ll be going somewhere for second opinion and a secondary surgical consult back with Elkhart surgeon . Still waiting on more info from cardiologist on what first option is and the details since heart cath results were great but echo stress test showed I needed mitral valve surgery . Fingers crossed for good news please
Any tips on helping sore chest from chest compressions?
Journal posted on August 15, 2020
Any one have tips on helping with sore ribs from chest compressions. The nurse said 3 days and it would be better and it is except the pain moved to sharp pain in left center of chest and I still can’t lay flat in bed without it really hurting. Tylenol really helps a lot. But it’s been a week and at this point not sure what else to try. Still no call back on test results and their plan after the dr group conference last wed. Figure I will give them till end of next week to go over all the tests.
Had my heart cath Friday . Was horrible experience until the doctor finally agreed to sedate me completely. My heart stopped when they tried to sit me up after the four hours down and the nurses did heart compressions to get me back. Guess my heart cath showed minor mitral valve regurgitation and doesn’t match the echo cardiogram or echo stress test either . I’m supposed to get a call after tomorrow from a staff member with what the cardiologist department decide after they have some group consult. No clue what in the world is going on and it’s beyond frustrating ! Very relieved to hear that Dr saw no issues at all!
I have a massive major medical phobia . It’s pretty bad and I’m trying to get answers or find dr who will work with me. I have a heart cath scheduled tomorrow and I’m beyond terrified . I just don’t know how to trust a medical team that keeps changing the story and what and how they are going to do something . Is this just normal with all surgery procedures and testing?