KelBel Posted December 4, 2010 Share Posted December 4, 2010 My 1st follow-up angiogram went okay yesterday. My sister-in-law got me to the hospital for 7:15am and we waited around for a bit, as they don’t start on the ward until 7:30 anyway. My BP was sky high again... 178/103... clearly anxious! I went down to the vascular unit at 9:30am, and that was when my sister-in-law left. I recognised the nurses from last year, and reminded them about my projectile vomiting by the lifts after I came round from my coiling op... They remembered me well then... It was done under local anaesthetic, despite being told last Monday that it would be under General! They did end up injecting about 5 lots of anaesthetic in the end as it kept hurting when they tried to go in... it then took only about 30 minutes to get the pictures they needed for my album ( ) then 10 minutes leaning on the groin area (which wasn’t that uncomfortable actually) so they could seal the puncture site and it was all done. I could go and get a cuppa then! I did start to get vivid migraine aura for about 30 minutes afterwards and started getting a headache too. I was given a paracetamol drip which helped and they turned off the lights in the vascular waiting area, whilst I was waiting to go back up to the ward. I got my cup of tea then too, by straw, but it was good to get a cuppa... I felt so tired afterwards, and did sleep for a few hours as I had to lay flat for 6 hours... I did get a tramadol too for the headache. It was a huge relief to finally sit up and then get myself dressed. I was home by 7:40pm. Just gotta wait a couple of weeks for a letter from one of the consultants confirming their findings. Kel x Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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