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    Well Victoria, the Cardio specialist said I was a bit of a mystery as two ECG gave differing results while my blood pressure at 120/80 was perfect and my lungs sounded good.

    I asked him if he had ever met my wife as she often says that about me.

    I have also discovered that mother in law is not an allergy, not what me departed father in law would have said.
    But tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow creeps in this petty pace from day to day,
    to the last syllable of recorded time
    And all our yesterdays have lighted fools the way to dusty death,
    out, out brief candle, life is but a stage and every one a player who struts and frets his hour and then is heard no more.

    So on the morrow, we go forth and cry for England, Harry and St. George.

    You may all well be crying if December 12th is a stuff up.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    So I arrived at the hospital 12 noon as required and made my way to the Cardio Lab.

    There I was met by a staff member who had to do the 'paper work' first. Where would they be without that?

    Then into the pre procedure ward where I was greeted by a drop dead gorgeous nurse who told me to take all my clothes off, put this gown on and lie on the bed.
    I felt my blood pressure rising, how good is this?
    Then she told me I would be shaved on the fore arm and groin, my blood pressure was going even higher now.

    Then she came in with the electric razor, Bessie Bulldog, who told me, 'I do all the shaving'.
    My blood pressure dropped through the floor.

    She then told me a needle would be placed in my arm for 'other' purposes. If she puts it in like she shaves I am in trouble.
    But no, another nurse, about the size of a dwarf did that.
    Then I was wired up, all ready for the off I though, but no, not yet.

    Would you like the TV on while you wait, I was asked.
    Great, but the channel they put on, I could not change it, was one all about food and I had not been allowed to eat since 0600 hours that morning.

    Then to my surprise an Australian nurse came to see me telling me it was time.
    Up to this point I had only seen Indian, Sri Lankan, Indonesian and Philipino ones.

    So off we go to the Cardio Lab for the Angiogram.
    The doctor to do this was from India, but very nice, as were all the crew in there, about six.
    Then she appeared again, Bessie Bulldog, she had the job of strapping my arms to the boards on the side of the gurney I was lying on.
    Laid out in a similar manner to those who get the 'Green Dream' in USA prisons.
    As she strapped me down it crossed my mind she could have got a job strapping them into the electric chair.

    Then it began, the needle in the arm for the dye to go in.
    On the screen you can see it all happening and it looks like the underground going through the tunnels.

    Apparently, Whoo, Whoo, chuff, chuff, chuff, chuff is not the term they use.

    While this is going on there is a bloody flying saucer over your head going all over the place, taking X rays I was told. Fine, but it goes where it likes and does not mind if on occasions it attempts to give you a knock out blow to the head.

    Then the good news, No blockages, so no Stent"
    Thank good ness for that.

    Back to the recovery room where they gave me food and drink, phoned her in doors and said come and collect.

    They had asked me in the beginning why I was there?? I would have thought if they read the doctors notes they would know.
    The doctor then informed me that many who come for this do not have a blockage, stress tests are not always correct but the specialist has to follow up on the information given out by the machine.

    So at 1630 hours I was let go.

    The needle in the left arm had been used to put a sedative into me prior to the Angiogram.
    It did little then, but by 1900 hours I was out of it and slept the sleep of the just until 0730 next morning.

    No after effects, just a small spot on my right wrist where the needle went in, no bruise and no bleeding.

    So now, if the doctor id right I am fit for another day, not sure just yet which one though.
    Happy daze John in Oz.

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    All good news John, so its now all system go, and back to a good life, kt
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    Great result John - you can now have a great Christmas and New Year - very pleased for you and your family.
    When one door closes another one shuts, it must be the wind

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    Thanks for your kind words lads.

    Couple of things I forgot about the Angiogram.

    Just before they put the needle in you arm they was the wrist with some red dye style disinfectant which on the wrist feels like ice.
    Then the same stuff on your groin and you think your balls are on fire.
    At the end of kit, just before they pull the wire out, and you can sense it coming down the artery, they tell you that you will now get a hot flush.
    Hot flush, fantastic feeling as if your body is having a giant orgasm.
    Cannot understand why the ladies complain about hot flushes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by happy daze john in oz View Post
    Thanks for your kind words lads.

    Couple of things I forgot about the Angiogram.

    Just before they put the needle in you arm they was the wrist with some red dye style disinfectant which on the wrist feels like ice.
    Then the same stuff on your groin and you think your balls are on fire.
    At the end of kit, just before they pull the wire out, and you can sense it coming down the artery, they tell you that you will now get a hot flush.
    Hot flush, fantastic feeling as if your body is having a giant orgasm.
    Cannot understand why the ladies complain about hot flushes.
    John about those hot flushes reminds me of a story. To examine kidneys we used to do a procedure called an IVP ( intravenous pyleogram) where radio opague dye was injected into a vein to show up the kidneys and their function.
    Like yourself we used to warn patients they could get a hot feeling briefly after injection, for some that would translate to their bladders. We told them it was only temporary and not to worry.
    This day a young lady came in for the test, the doctor injecting was quite good looking, a bit of a ladies man. What a shock for him when after injecting, this young lady started to swoon and roll her eyes saying "wow can I get some of this to take home" He of course was quite shocked just threw down the syringe and bolted out of the room..... what a laugh! She was still grinning even after the test was over saying it was one of the best medical tests she'd ever had. It took a bit longer for our Radiologist to recover esp. with us all saying what an impression he had made and should we let his wife know. LOL

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    Good Lord!

    I always thought "pyelogram: was a fast message from the doctor telling someone that their hemorrhoids had to come out. Thanks for clearing that up for me Victoria.

    Cheers, Rodney

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