I had my Angiogram at the University of Washington the day before Thanksgiving. I was nervous but it turned out to be pretty easy and aside from some pain in my right wrist where they went in, it was a piece of cake.
My results which I have not seen yet out on my eCare website per my surgeon were great -all clear he said. My next things are my two appointments on 12/10. One with the anesthesiologist and then right after that, with my surgeon Gabe to sign the non consent forms.
When I was getting ready for the Angiogram, I was imaging as if it was my actual surgery day and I think it gave me some confidence.
It’s kind of weird how your mind starts to play tricks on you that this might be “it” and it meaning, you might not make it. I am trying to think 180 degrees opposite and say, this will be the best and most successful surgery that Dr. Gabe and Dr. Chris Burke have ever done!
I have got my paperwork started for time off at work. I am hoping to be out of the hospital by Christmas Eve and that will be the best Christmas present ever. My time off work is 4-6 weeks and I have a ton of vacation time that I can also use, but with my short term, plus some of my vacation, I am going to be paid out at 100% of my regular salary and commission.
I am praying to GOD for a miracle that everything goes as planned and that I make it out the other side and granted probably not going to be feeling 100%, but just to see my wife and kids and parents and brother will be great!
More to come 🙂