Thursday, August 27, 2009

2nd day of horrible experiences at the Dr

Well, I went in for my 2nd EKG today, and again the small "blip" appeared. The Dr walked in and said well, you don't have diabetes, high blood pressure, no immediate family heart issues, so I can either just let you go through with the surgery knowing fairly well there is most likely nothing wrong with you. Or I can make you do a stress test. He said the decision is between you & I. He again asked me my history, about my previous surgeries, etc..and again said everything sounds good, everything checks out that you are healthy and then sat there and looked me in the eye and said I am still going to not give my clearance for the surgery unless you do the stress test. I was bawling by this time, snott dripping, eyes leaking, the whole 9 yards. So...if I want to proceed with the surgery, I have to take another day off of work, spend more $, have myself injected with radioactive stuff in my veins, work out on a treadmill & have pictures taken of my heart. I am so FRUSTRATED! plus now I am scared, what if there is something wrong with my heart???? I don't know what I am going to do....

1 comment:

  1. Oh this is frustrating. I'm not a violent person by any degree but I want to grab that nasty man and shake him by the scruff of the neck! How dare he. He's making you jump through hoops you don't need to jump through. Ring your other doc now!! And wheedle a two min talk with her and explain what he's doing and how needless it is!! I know this is what I would do.
    I don't get all these tests they make you do. Here in Australia, I saw my doc who wrote out a referral, then I went to a seminar for WLS, went to see the Doc who gave the seminar who then booked me in. As simple as that. Why are they making things harder than they need to be. Ridiculous. Let us know how things go. Thinking of you x