|part of the floral arrangement that was delivered to my home afterwards from my dear friend and "sissy"|
|the note on the floral arrangement...this meant everything to me!|
Here is a little video about the procedure that I had done this last Tuesday. Mine was a little different in the fact that A) there was no anesthesiologist and B) I was not "out" or "drowsy" or "sleepy" in any way, shape or form...in fact I was very awake and it was like a nightmare being strapped down and totally out of control while they are not listening to you when you are screaming and crying "I CAN FEEL THIS"...."IM NOT ASLEEP or EVEN DROWSY"...."I'M STILL AWAKE!!!" ...it was horrible and I have RSD/CRPS besides. They put the catheter into my worst RSD arm/wrist which has made for a terribly painful week for me now with swelling, redness, and extra horrible pain from not only the RSD but then from the catheter site as they chose to go through my wrist instead. I was not asleeep, nor was I drowsy in the least! I kept on yelling that to them. They kept feeding "VERSED" into my IV about 7 times, I think they tried and nothing was working!! They also added Dilauded twice but still nothing put me out of my misery. Mostly because of the pain meds that I'm on already 24/7 for my chronic pain and debilitating Neurological disease called "Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome". This most likely will not happen to you if you have the test done unless you are a pain patient already in intense chronic intractable pain and on medication for it 24/7.
This is a video to show you what they normally do during this procedure!
|my right RSD wrist after the cardiac cath....it hurts worse than it looks!|
|It hurts much more than it appears , believe me and RSD too!|
|a beautiful flower bouquet that I got from one of my very best friends...and she's like a "sister" to me|
|the little "angel teddy bear" embedded into the floral arrangement! Also there's a butterfly too!|
Here are a few pictures of what my wrist and arm looks like now and after the procedure and today is now Friday. I had this done on Tuesday and my arm still hurts so much and into my shoulder, wrist etc. I feel like I've been run over by a horse or something and I'm totally exhausted and in pain up to about a 9 on the pain scale. Not having fun at all.....not this week...better luck next week! Thanks all xo