Saturday, 23 November 2013

Me and my baby again ...

Welcome to my new follower - Laurie - nice paintings!

Went off to hospital first thing yesterday morning to have an echo-cardiogram, electro-cardiogram plus another 24 hours ECG machine fitted.

Having the echo was fine. I was worried whether or not I had to lay down to have it done (30 minutes) because I feel sick if I lay on my side for too long. I was sat up at about a 45 degree angle and other than struggling to hold my head up, all went well.

Wiped myself down to get rid of the gel then went back out into the waiting room. A few minutes later, I was back into another room to have a quick ECG and then the 24 hour one fitted. Only 3 leads this time (the last one was 5 leads). Recording device smaller and with a more accessible button to push if I needed to.

I had to return both it and my diary the next day (except being a Friday, I have to return it on Monday) then wait for either another consultant appointment (more probable said the nurse as I was having these 3 things done) and/or a letter back to my GP. I have no idea how long that will take.

Once back home for a quick cup of tea, we went for a 2 mile walk (to double check if my tachycardia was present (it was), had a quick meal out then returned home. They said to do what I normally do to check how often the tachycardia kicks in and whether the arrhythmia only occurs during that or is present all the time.

That afternoon, we changed the bed, did some dusting, dug up some carrots, made yoghurt and baked.

Talking of carrots, I onlydug up 3, but one was huge:


 The large one weighed just under 2 lbs and all three, just over 3 lbs!


8 comments:

  1. I hope all the tests come out well, thats a whole lot of carrot in that huge one! Thank you about the paintings, enjoy your weekend, its a blizzard here today, I have a big pot of soup on, clean out the fridge day!!

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  2. Thank you and yes, it was a surprise when I pulled it up. Shall use it tonight with some home made faggots.

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  3. Hope your results are all okay! Tony had an echocardiogram and ECG too on thursday last week. Because he works in the hospital the radiographer told him she wasnt supposed to tell him but everything looked ok and that would be her report to the consultant.

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    1. Don't know how long I will have to wait.

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  4. I do hope that the tests help them to get to the bottom of things. J is very impressed by the size of that carrot - they're one thing that we're not very successful with.Hope it tasted as good as it looks!

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    1. So do I! Carrots were planted at the normal time then we forgot to harvest them as at the time, they were too small. Still quite a few left in. They have got a touch of carrot fly but mainly okay. Tasted not too bad considering their size!

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  5. Fingers crossed for good results, Dc, especially after your experiences last week - you could do with an all clear! Our usually bountiful carrots yielded a small crop this year, which went to make some lovely soup - all gone now!

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    1. Mine are crossed, hopefully, the results won't take too many weeks to be given. I think the carrots of ours can get large because we forget about them. They get looked at, are too small, then the summer whizzes by and here they are, all grown up.

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