Tuesday, 17 July 2007

Nil by mouth again!

Just waiting to go for my MRI scan. I've been on nil by mouth for 13 hours now and starting to feel the pinch!!

Just had a visit from a doc who has explained what they are going to do today. The MRI scan will be conducted at another hospital so they are going to take me there in an ambulance shortly. The MRI scan itself last about 45 minutes then it should be straight back here.

After (a non-existent) lunch they will be carrying out an electro physiological study of my heart. This is another cathode from the groin up to the heart, all done under local anaesthetic. They are basically going to try and electrically stimulate certain parts of the heart to try and bring on the arrythmia again. Sounds rather like clearing a minefield by stamping around in it to me but I am sure they know what they are doing!! Hopefully once they have done these two things we will know what is wrong.

Next on the list for me will be a huge feed!!!

5 comments:

Sue said...

So, hold on... 13 hours without food, followed by 45 minutes of lying completely still while they put electrodes up your wee fella and into your heart?
Are you sure you haven't checked into Guantanamo Bay Medical Facility by accident?
Goooood Luuuuuuuck!

TDF said...

Quote : "Sounds rather like clearing a minefield by stamping around in it to me but I am sure they know what they are doing."

What ? butch ,erm, doctors ???

Instead of all that cathody anaestheticy technical stuff, why not just put you on a sledge again.

MUCH cheaper!

;-)

Anonymous said...

Sue said....."45 minutes of lying completely still while they put electrodes up your wee fella and into your heart?"

I knew Adam had a direct link between his brain and his "wee fella" but I didn't know he had a direct link between his "wee fella" and his heart, no wonder the wife is always smiling!! :):)

Kerrio said...

Good Luck Chey!

Hope they feed you soon.

Kerrio
xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Adam! Invasive surgery? Hope they get the bits all working soon and you can have a large steak and some vino.

Love

Joan and Terry
Scotland