I had my 2-year angiogram following procedure yesterday. I have to admit I was nervous because Dr. Kwan wasn’t doing the procedure, but I was soon put at ease when I found out the Dr. that WAS doing my angio, Dr. Thomas Dykes, was the Dr. who did my first angio back on Oct. 5th, 2006 to confirm it was an annie and a rupture prior to my coiling. I felt better after I found that out.
After what occurred during my last angiogram I made sure they did not attempt to use the angio seal/plug this time. They all concurred they would not do the seal. I was glad! So what if I had to lay around for four hours, I wouldn’t have to endure the pain again.
I was exceptionally dopey after this angio though. Perhaps it was just because I was just so tired after a long, long week getting final files to the printer for the catalog. Regardless, all I wanted to do was close my eyes.
Dave, as usual, was my angel and was by my side almost the entire time. I wasn’t nearly as peppy this time, but he helped feed me again, which is tough to do when you have to lay almost flat and he took me out for an M&M McFlurry at McDonalds afterwards, which hit the spot.
The great news is that about two hours after the procedure, Dr. Dykes came and informed me the nothing had changes since the last angiogram and everything looked good!! Just what I wanted to hear. So, now I know all those little annoying headaches I continue to get are just that….annoying headaches due to not eating well, not drinking enough fluids and just overworking my poor little brain.
Even two years later, I know I’m still healing. I’m the only one who knows what I’m still having difficulty with and what I’ve gotten back to full-strength. And, yes, there are still some things.
But this was great news and I’m thrilled. And, as usual, the staff at Maine Medical Center in Portland were fantastic.
I’m still pretty sore in the groin area today, but I knew it was going to be that way and I’m taking care of myself. Taking care of myself…that’s what it’s all about now.