31 October 2014

That Wasn't Much Fun

Not mine, just a representative photo from the web.

My doc asked that I undergo a second nuclear stress test*, to see if my condition has changed. I did so, early this morning.

Patients are instructed not to have caffeine of any kind for 24 hours prior to the test. I think that's harder than the test itself.

I did so, this morning. Now my wallet is $600 lighter, and my heart and blood would set off radiation detectors at the airport. Seriously, the nuclear tech told me that if I planned to fly in the next couple days, I should ask for a note from the doctor to show the TSA/alphabet security folks.

But vacation is still months away ... dang it.

In the meantime, I'm working on a large Americano and the caffeine headache is beginning to subside.

In another half-hour I might even feel human again.

* The first was last year, after getting a couple of stents inserted in a blocked cardiac artery.


ProudHillbilly said...

Well, at least it's done and I hope the colored pics mean good news.

Rev. Paul said...

PH, I hope so, too. The pix I saw, looking over the tech's shoulder, looked normal to my admittedly-inexperienced eye.

Cathy said...

Oh, I feel your pain, Rev Paul.
Hope you get an all clear from doc.

Rev. Paul said...

Cathy - me, too. Thank you.

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

Having this test done will ease your mind. You've been taking care of yourself and I remember you mentioned you've lost weight too.

I'm pretty sure everything will be just fine. Now, did that headache go away?

Chickenmom said...

Prayers that you get an A-O.K. on the test! Now go have two cups of coffee!

Guffaw in AZ said...

Please keep us in the loop.
Prayers your way, sir!


Rev. Paul said...

Sandy, the headache & mental fog persisted until nearly supper-time.

Chickenmom, I'm much better now - after a good night's sleep & more coffee this morning. :)

Guffaw - no worries, my friend. I expect a very good report from the doctor, but thank you for the prayers. I'll always take those!

B said...

When I had my Nuclear stress test, I I was detectably radioactive for 3 days using a CDV-700 geiger counter at a range of a foot or more.

Rev. Paul said...

B - that was what my tech told me, too. Makes me wonder whether it's better to take the test, or just skip it.