Monday, May 11, 2009

Well, That Was . . . Interesting

Quick post to say that I'm back from my right heart cath this AM. More later, of course (if you really think I'm going to let this one go without describing every detail then you don't know me well enough yet!), but for now here's the basic rundown:

  • My heart is fine and no SVT (very good)
  • The doctor who performed the "procedure" was what some might call really really ridiculously good looking (good and bad -- let's just say that it's not the most modest of experiences!)
  • They numbed my neck to the point where I really couldn't even feel the catheter (you'd think that would be good, but in my case it was bad)
  • I had an allergic reaction to the lidocain used to create said numbness of the neck (bad. Very bad. Bad bad bad bad bad)
  • I'm HOME! (Good enough to totally cancel out all the bad -- almost.)
In other words, the fat lady has sung (and if I gain any more weight I might be able to join her!) and it is officially over. No more heart caths for me -- and that's the very best news I could have asked for!


  1. Yay for no more heart caths!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Normally I would not be excited to hear all the details but coming from you I really cant wait!! I already know its going to be insanely funny!!!!

    Yay for no more!!!

  3. I'm so glad this is over with!!!! That's hilarious about the doctor, b/c 2 of the assistants who helped with my cardiac cath were REALLY good looking, and I'm laying there uncovered from the waist down, and they were talking over my unclothed parts like it was nothing. I was SO embarrassed... haha!!! Can't wait to hear the details, and I'm SO glad everything went well.

  4. Phew glad it is OVER!!!!!!!!!

  5. Phew I am glad that is over with! Can't wait for the play by play :)

  6. Glad to hear that things went well, except of course the lidocaine fiasco!
    Shawn's only complaint was later on he said he felt like he had been punched in the side of the neck Very HARD.
    Alas it is all behind you now!

  7. Now on to the next step. I hope you are feeling well. There is nothing like eye candy when you are getting medical treatment. It almost makes it worth it.

  8. Just wanted to make sure you got this...My response to you on


    I do agree 100% with you and I'm sorry if I minimized your fight. That of course was never my intent. It is true that there are some people and some cases that CF is completely out of their control and no matter what, the disease will take it's course.

    I guess I can only speak from my own experience in that, most CFers who were healthy had a couple things in common: Good attitude, active, faithful with their treatments. Of course there are those that don't have to do a thing and are healthy. I've also found a common thread in most CFers who I meet that are sick: Poor attitude, not active, not faithful in their treatments. This of course is not to say that you can be all of the above and still be sick.

    I shouldn't have generalized my experience to the whole CF community, and for that, I apologize. Piper, I know you work your butt off and I know you are faithful with all of those treatments. Keep up the good work and you will reap the benefits.