From the Heart

Update: So finally met with cardiologists. Not as bad as first indicated by scans.. going with treating with meds. Should be out of here today.

So on Friday Feb 16 I finally picked up the phone and called consulting nurse. I knew where this was going to go. I used the words “chest pain”. The words that always get you to the front of the line.

Like any “guy” I have been ignoring the symptoms for a while. For the last two weeks I have noticed a sharp pain when I start walking for a while or exerting myself. I was chalking it up to a respiratory problem. Maybe the beginning of a cold? Walking pneumonia? It got worse with time. I started to realize this was something else. During the day at work it was not noticeable.

So it was not long between checking into Urgent Care and being transferred to Tacoma General cardiac short stay ward. That’s a hopeful name huh? Short stay? I’ll be out of here in 24 hours, Right? Nope.

Today I took a stress test of my heart. Load me up with as isotope, take live images of my heart at rest. Get on a treadmill, work up a sweat and get my heart rate up. Go back and take images of the heart.

It’s now Sunday morning just past midnight. I have yet to see the cardiologist, so they can explain what they found. However we do know by the way the staff is acting and the fact they just gave me a blood thinner, that there is probably going to be a procedure tomorrow. What procedure? We don’t know for sure. With Robin’s inside knowledge we are pretty sure I have a blockage and getting a stent. We just have to wait

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