Living On Oxygen for Life
Here we go! It’s Random Picture Day #2 where I post yet another silly picture of me living my life while using oxygen. In this photo, it was a beautiful Valentine’s Day. It was the perfect day to peek at my heart inside and out. I decided to take the chance to have the Right-Heart Catherization done in my neck. Before this, I only had them in my groin because the doctors weren’t too sure about the flow of the veins in my neck due to Scoliosis. The doctor had to use an ultrasound device to take a look at the vein to be able to decide whether or not it would be a go or no go for the neck. I have to tell you. I’m so glad it was a GO. The procedure using the neck area was so much less painful and required less recovery time for me. I will NEVER have it done in my groin if I can help it. Seriously, never.
I don’t recall if we had a Valentine’s Day celebration that day. Usually a heart cath will wipe me out for a day or two where I have to rest A LOT. We usually try to plan a nice dinner or a movie before or some weekend after a heart cath. But, I haven’t had a heart cath in nearly 2 years. I’m in NO hurry to remind them that it’s probably time for one. I am worried a bit about the dilation of my ascending aorta. It has increased in diameter from 4.5 to 4.7 (I’m guessing in millimeters). Therefore, I’m having another CT Scan in January 2014 to recheck the measurements that they last took with an Echocardiogram earlier this year. If it gets to the measurement of 5, the doctors will consider surgery. The doctors just tell me to try to keep my blood pressure down. I’m like… yeah, ok. *thumbs up* (sorry for that bit of sarcasm.. haha)
Anyhoo, that concludes “Random Picture Day #2” Remember to sign up to my blog to receive email notices of when I post information that will dazzle you! Have a great day y’all!