Almost didn’t get the procedure done. They registered me and I felt pretty good but had THE Headache that has been with me for about 10 days or longer. Dr. Griffin was ready for me when he finished his last procedure so the nurse started preparing me for the camera going down my esophagus and she put the port in for blood then hooked me up to the machine that monitors heart rate and all of that good stuff. The machine started clanging right away. The reading was 400 and irregular. so she reset it and just got back around to the port and it went off again. My heart has gone back to being out of rhythm and “uncontrolled” A-fib. Of course it was should we do the procedure or not. I had about 8 or 9 people in the room including some one from cardiology . Then Dr. Griffin came in and asked how I felt and I said pretty good. He explained it was more risky with my heart beating erratically and wondered if we should do it. I really like this doctor and he speaks down to earth. He asked several questions and Then he said “what do you think” and I said”Let’s do it.” He said he felt I made the right decision and lets go. I had forgotten from years back that I was wide awake and the next everyone standing around watching me. They had put the camera down there and found a blood vessel in the esophagus that looked suspicious so he sealed it but said he didn’t think that was the big problem. He said my blood count was up to 800 which was lower but needed worked on. He told me to call my doctor when I got home and also my cardiologist. Everyone closes at noon on Friday and the answering machines are trained to not allow a patient to figure out where to go, for help in talking to the doctor. I had read on the warning sheet they give you “Do not take multaq if heart goes into A-fib, uncontrolled. So I just did not take
it, I was never concerned before until Dr. Hibbard said the last time when it would not stay in, “ you may have to live with it.” That day they shocked me and it went back in rhythm and has stayed until, my guess would be the middle of the week. Then I started having this migraine type headaches. So discouraging. On to a better topic. “Spunky”his first time being left alone since his surgery. He scolded us and danced around.. I came in the house first while he was greeting Joe, and Joe had a roll of toilet paper on the floor beside his chair because Joe has year around allergies. Needless to say the toilet paper was there only in shreds all over the house. Then last night at bed time he went to the end of our bed for the first time since he got home. They have separation anxiety. He did not trust us to stay home so he came and made sure we stayed. I heard him come out to “his bed” about one AM.