Monday, September 20, 2010
Latest Update on Mini-Stroke??? Ear Infection???
My sisters drove me there as I'd been told I needed a ride home after the test. I arrived at University Hospital in Syracuse and checked in. I was about a half hour late as I went to the wrong hospital. Everybody was very nice. The doctor was Dr. Eric Deshaies. Yes, I was nervous, and not looking forward to it at all. Got ready, answered questions and they inserted an IV then was wheeled on a gurney to the operating room. Everybody was very nice, and very professional. They hooked me up to wires and tubes, and started the anasthetic.
Dr. Deshaies came in said hi, and asked if I was ready. They left me laying there waiting for the anasthetic to kick in, he came over to the table and said I was going to feel a bee sting, I felt the needle as they gave me the local, and I said it felt more like a hornet sting, that got a laugh. They started doing whatever they were doing. I swear I was awake the whole time, but they told me when it was over and they were unhooking me that I'd been snoring.
I was wheeled back to where I started, rested awhile, got dressed and was given a ride outside where my sister was parked and went home. I have to say it wasn't nearly as bad as I thought it'd be.
Since getting home all I've done is sleep but they told me to expect that, that it'd take a day or so to get the anesthetic out of my system. I hope it turns out that the narrowing isn't so bad I need to go back, but if I do I feel confident that they'll do a great job then too.
By the way the angiogram on the right is not me, it's just for illustration.
Write Up On Dr Deshaies