OK, That sounds like they are going to blow something up and see if something else can stand the blast!! And I guess that is exactly what they are going to do to me tomorrow morning.
I got the call today and was scheduled for my stress test tomorrow morning. There was an opening for tomorrow and I decided to take it. Why wait, jump in and test the water. But, I will be truthful with you and tell you I am apprehensive about this test. I am still pretty tough and I can take a fair amount of pain. When I had half of my colon removed, I did not take the any meds prescribed for me and I got off the pain pump in the hospital quick. I don't like narcotic pain meds and will do just about anything to stay away from them. But Dentists and heart tests still terrify me!
Since I have had these sweating, shortness of breath, and low energy issues I have been concerned about my heart but I was also told that my symptoms were probably related to my LBD. Also, based on what I have read about LBD on WebMD and the Lewy Body Dementia Association site, I was pretty confident it was the LBD. But, when my GP did the EKG and he and his Cardiologist friend decided I needed a stress test, I began to worry. He told me there was a minor change from my last EKG that caused them to be cautious.
So, tomorrow morning at 8AM, they will pump me full of isotopes and make me walk for a while. Hopefully, I will get to leave after that. But there is the outside chance they will keep me for further treatment. Eleven years ago, I had this test and I failed! That lead to a heart catherization which came out fine. But, signing the permission forms for that catherization was frightening!! I had to sign a form for the catherization, a form for a stint procedure and a form for open heart surgery! I asked the Doctor when the open heart surgery would happen and he said; "Right then!" That scared me to the point of passing out! They might be cracking me open like a crab!! Not a comfortable mental picture for me. Now, I am facing tha again, with even more symptoms, and I am not comfortable or at ease about tomorrow.
But, I will be there bright and early, ready to be poked, prodded, and exercised. Hopefully, all will be good again.