The x-ray tech says "wow you are sick aren't you?"
Then he proceeds to show you your scans and explain things. I was thrilled! I haven't seen my lungs in years! Holy whiteness! A bunch of spiderwebs all over and a big pocket of air in my tummy. He said I probably need a good burp (or a fart ha!). He was also very excited that I am here for the evaluation work up. He told me best of luck and he hopes I get many years out of this (you and me both!!!).
I had my right heart catherization this morning. I was expecting to be sedated at least slightly, but I got nothing. Only some meds to calm my lungs down so I didn't cough. In all honesty the procedure is not that bad, in hindsight of course. They numb your neck, drape it and put your legs up. You feel pressure, much like a picc insertion and I could hear the threading of the monitor. As soon as they stuck me to start, the water works started. I felt no pain but emotionally I must have been holding it in. Its the first time I have really cried since being told about the evaluation. I remember them calling out numbers and then I would have to breathe in, exhale and pause. So I can see why you can't be sedated at all, now. If they had told me that from the get go I would not have been so "ahhh" about it all.
That is the only test I had done today (besides chest x-ray and sinus ct scan), but tomorrow I will get everything else out of the way. I have started my IV meds already and hopefully will be home by Friday so I can get back to my fiance!