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Offline BM

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Angioplasty
« on: February 03, 2010, 06:43:28 PM »
This isn't directly related to HIV treatment. Apologies if I should be posting elsewhere.

After two thromboses in my left subclavian vein, I'm now penciled in for an angioplasty. I had a real-time x-ray today, complete with dye and a view of my beating heart. It was very interesting! No-one seems to know why the stenosis has happened, but anything that means I don't have to inject myself with dalteparin every day can only be a good thing!

Has anyone had this procedure done? I'm very nervous as I'm told I'm be awake while they thread the balloon quite a long way through my body. I suppose I'm looking for some reassurance!

(The poor nurse who removed my cannula after the scan almost had a heart attack when, after I'd left the ward, I reappeared with blood pissing out my arm and all over the floor. Interestingly, it didn't affect me one bit but at least we know the dalteparin is working!)

Offline aztecan

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Re: Angioplasty
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 10:50:05 PM »
Hey BM,

I've not had an angioplasty, but I have learned a little bit about them because my uncle, who was also my godfather, had the procedure done quite a while ago.

When is the procedure scheduled?

I will begin sending copious amounts of positive and healing energy your way.  Please keep us posted on the hows and whens and, of course, how you are feeling afterward.

BIG HUGS,

Mark
"May your life preach more loudly than your lips."
~ William Ellery Channing (Unitarian Minister)

Offline BM

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Re: Angioplasty
« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2010, 09:02:12 AM »
Hi Mark,
           Sorry about the late reply: my flatmate "broke" the internet a couple of days ago!

I find out when on Monday. It should have been done during the venogram, but I'd eaten too recently before the procedure and the doctor thought it prudent to postpone till another day. The very matter-of-fact doctor explained that there's a risk of my vein rupturing during the procdure and seemed very unresponsive to my nervousness. I hate doctors like him!

Thanks for the thoughts. :)

Brian

 


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