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dreading tomorrow...wish me luck :(

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lilsmum Mon 18-Jul-05 21:57:45

i gotta go for a angiogram tomorrow at 12pm, and i am crapping myself big time anyone know what will happen? havent got a clue, got a appointment really quick as was a cancellation (only rang me this aft)


wish me luck x

Puff Mon 18-Jul-05 22:00:02

I don't know lilsmum, but I do want to wish you lots of luck.

Puff xx

lilaclotus Mon 18-Jul-05 22:02:08

am i right that it is an xray of blood vessels? i think they will put you on a drip and then take the xray.

lilaclotus Mon 18-Jul-05 22:02:42

also, good luck {{hug}}

katymac Mon 18-Jul-05 22:03:39

Good luck and keep as calm as you can

ScummyMummy Mon 18-Jul-05 22:03:51

Have a look here for the basics, lilsmum. All the very best for tomorrow.

lilsmum Mon 18-Jul-05 22:06:47

thanks guys, i am wanting to know how long it will take/will i be in the hospital for? as still wondering what to do with dd (whether to take her or ask my parents to mind her)wondered if anyone on here has had it done, so i know exactly what happens etc?

lilaclotus...yeh it summat like that, they insert a catheter in your artery in groin or arm and inject dye (i think lol) then take x-rays.

sallystrawberry Mon 18-Jul-05 22:08:23

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lilsmum Mon 18-Jul-05 22:11:05

thanks everyone

SS.. dp is coming with me, and thinking i will leave dd with parents as wont be no fun for her and will be dp running around hospital trying to stop her causing mayhem lol

scrummymummy...thanks for that link x

bubble99 Mon 18-Jul-05 22:19:26

I hope it goes well lilsmum. It's a fairly routine investigation, be sure to ask lots of questions if you want to. I'm sure you'll be fine.

trefusis Mon 18-Jul-05 22:21:07

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lilaclotus Mon 18-Jul-05 22:25:35

i had something similar done twice with my kidneys. and i remember the fluid was very cold when it went into my bloodstream. again, good luck and i will be thinking of you.

lilsmum Mon 18-Jul-05 22:32:09

trefusis...my mum has just had the 48 hr heart monitor, as she has a leaking valve and a murmur, needless to say her heart didnt really flutter the entire time the monitor was on (sods law!!) and it flutters so bad normally it keeps her awake at night they have said she doesnt need surgery but have changed her beta blockers to a dfferent one and stronger, (being nosy) what is it you are having the monitor for?

thanks once again everyone for the kind messages xx

trefusis Mon 18-Jul-05 23:14:24

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RTKangaMummy Tue 19-Jul-05 00:18:34

sending you cyberhugs {{{{{{{{{{{{}}}}}}}}}}}}}

positive vibes ++++++++++++++++++++++++++

almostanangel Tue 19-Jul-05 00:19:39

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kgc Tue 19-Jul-05 01:27:12

do not know what will happen but would like to say good luck to you lilsmum.

noddyholder Tue 19-Jul-05 07:17:31

Lilsmum I have had a couple it is absolutely fine I was panicking too but there was nothing to worry about It doesn't hurt the anaesthetic is about the most painful There is a weird sensatiion while they guide the wire but you can't feel it HTH

highlander Tue 19-Jul-05 07:39:20

lilsmum, best of luck from DH and I. I'm back in the UK now and I've lost your email adress

Don't know if you'll read this before you go, but if they are going in through your femoral (thigh) artery you might like to give the old lady garden a quick prune!

hugs, let us know how it went xxxxxxxx

RTKangaMummy Tue 19-Jul-05 18:52:31

How did it go? Lilsmum

Miaou Tue 19-Jul-05 19:00:14

bugger - I knew you were having this done today but then forgot about it - I meant to send you a message before you went!

Hope everything went OK lilsmum - let us know how you got on.

lilsmum Tue 19-Jul-05 21:23:39

thanks for all the messages

good news is i HAVENT got a narrowed carotid artery afterall (could kill the guy who did the first scan for all the worrying i have done grrr)but i am very very pleased

when i got there, i was just going through to get gowned up and another nurse came up and said they want to do a brain scan too, so ended up having a MRI scan on my brain (which i have to wait for the results).

i am a little worried about that now though as when i was in the scanner, the vascular radiographer said through the speaker that my carotid artery was clear/no prob but then something about my neurologist needing to look at it this afternoon...so i am all bothered about that now ,they said they were doing the brain scan by MRI as it will show up all the blood vessels in the brain (instead of CT scan), and of course i am still suffering with these funny "do's"

but i am ecstatic my neck was clear as was getting worried about the op etc.

thankyou to all on here, you have all been really supportive, and it really means alot xxxxx

trefusis Tue 19-Jul-05 21:31:20

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lilsmum Tue 19-Jul-05 21:34:59

trefusis....bless you i know my mum hated it when she had her monitor on, good luck with finding out and treatment.

thanks for posting, and i will be harrassing the neurologists secretary next week for my answers

Miaou Tue 19-Jul-05 22:17:31

lilsmum, that's fantastic news about your neck! Sorry you've got to do more waiting/worrying, but I think you suspected all along that this wouldn't be a quick diagnosis/treatment situation. Take heart in the fact that they are looking into it so fully.

So fingers crossed for next week's results. How great they were able to do the MRI scan there and then instead of having you back for yet another appointment.

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