I really wanted to start my second post of the New Year with a "Bright and Cheerful " note. But unfortunately this won't be in the cards for me at this time so I will do my best to make it sound
"Bright and Cheerful".
Please indulge me.
A week before Christmas I had a TIA or mini stroke. On Christmas Eve I had another one. I am still very happy to be alive and not a vegetable and I am even more excited about having to take more medications.
A week after my visit to the E.R. on Christmas Eve, which really wasn't that bad, The staff was very friendly and helpful, I had an appointment to go and visit my doctor.
I love doctors visits don't you? Really who doesn't? I was so looking forward to telling my doctor about the mini strokes. After all I almost made it two years since the first stroke. I wasn't worried at all!!
At this time, after an examination, my doctor informed me that I was to have a doppler test of my carotid artery as my left one was forty percent blocked two years ago. But the exciting news was that my cholesterol dropped!! What more can a gal ask for?
So I went to the hospital on the 9th, absolutely filled with excitement about my doppler. After about twenty minutes of having a wonderful neck massage, I was able to sit up and leave. It took me about five minutes to get my bearings after sitting up as I was feeling very dizzy. Isn't feeling dizzy fun?
Having heard my doctor tell me that they would call if anything was wrong, imagine my excitement when my phone rang the very next day with my doctors office number showing up on my phone!!
I'll bet they are calling to tell me what a wonderful patient I am!!
Well not quite. It was my doctors nurse telling me that there was a significant blockage of my left Carotid Artery. Between 80 or 90 percent. And they were nice enough to make an appointment for me at the surgeons office for tomorrow.
Wow, this year is starting out bright and cheery. It only took me a few hours to get over the news. That's not bad. And I only have to wait until late tomorrow afternoon to find out what my options are.
Although visiting the SURGEON sort of gives me a clue.
I have been eating like a rabbit but have stopped riding my bike for now. I'm thinking that it may make my head explode. So I will wait and ask the surgeon about that tomorrow.
Am I freaked out or scared?
Well maybe a little, but I am trying very hard to remain
"Bright and Cheerful"!!!
I will be back soon to let you know what is going to happen next.