Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Echo Echo Echhhhhoooooooo


I hope all my readers had a wonderful Wednesday. My day was relatively eventful. I went to get an echocardiogram today.

As some of you might remember, my heart rate gets a little fast after surgeries, and my GP noticed that my heart rate was high during my pre-op. So he ordered me to get an echocardiogram to see if there is something wrong with my heart. Well, today I went to the hospital for said echo. I wasn't nervous or anything about the test, I really doubt that there is anything wrong with my heart. The echocardiogram itself was relatively easy and I got to see some super neat images of my heart. It kinda hurt sometimes when the technician was pressing on some of my rib tumors, but other than it was a breeze. While I don't have any official results of the test, my super awesome technician told me that even though my heart rate is on the high side, it's still within the normal range. Also, there is nothing physically wrong with my heart. YAY CRIPPIE'S HEART! I still need to have some blood work done to rule out thyroid issues, but I consider this a small victory. (Just so y'all know, I'm singing "I AM THE CHAMPIOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOON" to myself while I'm writing this). 

In other news my incision is continuing to heal up. It still hurts if I get up from a sitting position, but the pain fades with each passing day. I'm also starting to regain some feeling in the surgery site. I couldn't feel parts of my lower spine and side for about a week or so. Now I can feel my spine and my hip bone. That means I can feel my hip sans Fanny. Let me tell y'all, it is the best feeling ever. The best way to describe the feeling is comfortable. I'm just laying down blogging and my hip doesn't hurt. No pressure, no massive tumor irritating a muscle, NOTHING. It's moments like this that make me realize how much pain Fanny caused me. My hip doesn't feel completely normal by any means, the tumors inside of it still bother me, but it feels like a massive weight has been removed. This feeling of relief is fan-freaking-tastic!

I've for a busy day ahead of me tomorrow, I've got an appointment with my pain doctor and a buncha errands to run. I should probably get my comfortable tumor-free ass to sleep. PEACE!

Crippie's Tippie - Be nice to the technicians performing tests on you, they might be able to tell you results before the doctors do ;)

1 comment:

  1. YAY - that is all FANTASTIC news. I had the heart test about 5 years ago as a young friend of ours got her first job giving that test and she could do it on friends just for good practice. It was she that told me I had a heart murmur. Imagine going 70 years and not knowing that before. I asked my family doctor why never mentioned anything, and he said because it's so minor it wasn't worth mentioning and he didn't want me to worry. Guess that makes sense. Hope your report is excellent too. Keep up the good work with healing.


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