ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

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ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by ROBO Pop » December 22nd, 2014, 7:43 pm

Remember when we were the wee ones how much anxiety we experienced as the days till christmas wound down toward that magical day? You know, the day when we finally gathered round and discovered what was hidden from us.

Well i had an echo today, and the tech refused to share the results. Now I've had my echos done by her for years, and just don't remember her denying me in the past, although admittedly my memory is slipping of late.

So just like when I actually was a kid and not just acting, I sit and wait for the jolly guy to tell what the surprise is when his day finally arrives.

So when i get my gift on the 29th I hope it ain't reindeer crap, but something good like maybe an EF of greater than my IQ.
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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by Ozchrissy » December 22nd, 2014, 10:43 pm

Oh bummer Robbo, they did that to me the last time, but made it worse. I asked the little upstart tech "How is my heart", he said, "Not very good". I was locked up in Hospital so my nagging campaign began on my return to the ward. My cardiologist wouldn't tell me, it was easy for him he just ignored my requests from the nursing staff. He later stated when I saw him in his rooms after my release that he "did not want to upset me any more than I was", tanty tanty tanty I did assure him that the waiting was worse. It wasn't too bad, as I got a good nurse who must have realized I was not a dumb patient who got me a copy of my report. Must admit it was a shock to see the drop, but nowhere near as bad as not knowing. I still don't know the full implications of my report, or what he plans to do with it, as he felt I was too weak to do anything at the time, so hopefully when I feel a bit better in January, we will know where we are going. Big decisions are in the future for me I think.

Dear Robbo, I presume you will be busy with your family over Christmas and hopefully you will be able to put this to the back of your mind. Just you take it easy,, don't eat too much or drink too much, but enjoy yourself with your loved ones. I am sure your good wife will be fussing and making sure you don't overdo it, and keeping an eye on you. I know my Lauren has got her karate skills ready just in case they are needed if anyone upsets me at my Christmas day lunch. She really is the lioness where I am concerned.
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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by notvaporlocked » December 22nd, 2014, 11:49 pm

ROBO I have never been able to get the tech to let out the secret and I have tried. Apparently my Cardiologist is a scary kind of boss that has put the fear in all his techs over the years. All I get from the tech is - the doctor will have to interpret the data and calculate the final measurements. Last month I had my last echo and it took about 2 weeks to get the numbers. It turned out to be good news but I hate the waiting game they make me play.

Here is hoping you get the number that will keep your sense of humor intact.

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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by freckles1880 » December 23rd, 2014, 8:45 am

I do know the feeling Robo. During my echo a couple of weeks ago the tech asked a couple of questions about why I was having another one so soon and I explained that I had the stent put in. Later she asked what was the next move if the stent didn't solve the issue? That was as bad as saying she saw something that was not good. Well when I saw the doctor he said it was doing some good, although I was still leaking the pressure on the valve was a little better (less).

My regular EP/cardiologist knows I want to know the "real" story.

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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by Michael L » December 23rd, 2014, 3:46 pm

I always get the old, "I'm not paid enough to interpret the tests, only administer them..." answer when I ask.

Good luck and keep the count down clock ticking.
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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by ROBO Pop » December 23rd, 2014, 4:22 pm

I know, I promised to be gone for 2 weeks, but I had zome alone time.

I am tired of being patient. The tech has been doing my echos for years and always shared the news while she performed. This go round, I noted some new seismic anomolies and when she declined to share I felt irritation.

What like we'll live a week longer if we wait for the results. Hell no, the stress probably shortens our lives not to mention the progeny are growing impatient with all the delays in collecting their inheritance. Should they have to suffer too? What kind of Christmas is that for the wee ones?
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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by KansasAl » December 23rd, 2014, 5:59 pm

It must drive some of you crazy having to wait all year to see if your going to be a year older. :mutt:

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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by Ozchrissy » December 24th, 2014, 3:00 am

I am pretty sure I will make it this year, only 3 days to go. :mutt:
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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by wen » December 28th, 2014, 9:43 pm

Just a suggestion to avoid this issue in the future... With my last cardiologist, I scheduled my ECHO and cardiology review appointment on the same day (like an hour later). That way the cardiologist reads it and I get my results all in the same day. Not all cardiologists may be this accommodating, but it doesn't hurt to ask!

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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by Mary Kay » December 28th, 2014, 10:01 pm

Below is from one of my topics and it is a quote from one of our very own philosophers. Robo something? :mutt: :mutt:

"Stop worrying yourself to death and wait until you talk to your EP. How are you feeling?"

I'm seeing my EP Tuesday armed with my questions. Hope you get your answers and that they are what you want.
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Re: ah the anxiety of christmas secrets

Post by InSync » December 28th, 2014, 10:08 pm

The waating is the hardest part.....

Hope you get good news!
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