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Not going to lie it was rough. Main reason is what we talked about yesterday. Took Xanax on way to hospital and then they gave me a little propoffol and Verced. She wasn't giving up so triggered and injected me for 3 hours, I final heard her say lets ablate and next thing I knew I was out and waking up in recovery. She is 95 percent sure she got it. My advice would be it is worth giving it a try and definitely try and take as little calming meds as you can if you want a quicker procedure.
Also my heart rate is higher than normal when I do anything this evening, I assure it is from the trama involved.
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i was unfortunate as my first attempt was unsuccessful. The EP thought he could not trigger me because I was taking a benzo
I have tried 3 times. No go but for different reasons
So happy for you.
Just curious on the other two did they think they got it at the time and when did you find out it didn't work?
At that time, He thought I had AVNRT
The second one he was able to tigger me. I was off those meds. But in the study he found out thaat I did not have AVNRT, but it was AT. He needed the 3D mapping machine for that, and it was not set up
The third, (May 7th) Was to be a different procedure Boy, it sure was.
I had to have an arteriol line in my wrist to monitor my internal blood pressure. They attempted 5 times in my right wrist, and 2 times in my left wrist. The pain was incrediable.
I also had to have a foley catheter. That took 4 tries. By time all this was done, I was looking for the parking lot........
After about 30 minutes in the cath lab doing the prep etc, putting the catheter in my groin, and a catheter in my left collar bone, again the pain was incredible
He was able to trigger me this time, and started the study.
Then all of a sudden, my bp went to 250/110. They gave me meds to lower it, but it did not. Then they gace me nitro to lower bp. My bp went to 80/40, So they then gave me something to raise bp.
I felt so weird and unwell.
He keep coming out and talking to me. They then felt I was stable and he said he wanted to give me some adrenaline, and walked back into the computer area.
By time he got back there, I called out and said. You know what? I am done with this.......
They unhooked me which seemed to take forever. i just wanted to go home.
Then of course there is that 4 hours where you have to lay flat. and by bp was still low, so I felt like crap
Finally, I was able to leave. We had a 45 minute drive home, while I sat in the car and had a melt down
I wouldn't give up, I did a lot of research to find the doctor and talked to a lot of people. My doc was trained at Stanford and she had a team of about 8 people in there. They had all the latest tech. She told my family that it was hard to trigger because of the Benzo's and I wasn't off the beta blocker that long but she wasn't giving up and used ever trigger she knew until she could figure out the area causing it. I really think this whole thing is based on equipment and doctor skill. Don't give up. On another note. I just posted another thread. When should I take off the bandage and then how should I take care of it after that?
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