Btw. this is where this really belongs, for as you say... "I believe in the power of positive thought and a nod from my Cub friends sure would help."
, then this is it.
Well, I am no sissy either, but I can tell you that I was very very afraid after my massive coronary event 4 years ago. I have never had stents .... a bit too far gone for that procedure, but from what I understand and from the testimony of a few of our friends here, it is basically like a catheterization. That was easy, like standing on your head easy... interesting too!. I was awake for the procedure, they gave me a little something to ease my nervousness and anxiety, then stuck the catheter up the A-line in my right wrist. I watched as the little camera travelled all the way to my heart.. and of course I got to see the blockages. I was lucky, they like my veins and arteries.. they are kind of pronounced, so I never had to have the entry wound in the groin. Course, that would have been a piece of cake compared to the foot long section of vein they removed from my right inner thigh... now that sucker hurt a mite
Aside from the reaction to ALL of the blockages,..
the doc said that my reaction was normal for those who have severe cardiac disease, but for the vast majority of those patients who would end up with a stent/stents implant procedure, the strongest reaction was intrigue.. as in wow this is kinda cool to be able to see your own heart.
So, I guess what I am saying is if you are at all curious as to how and what goes on inside the old ticker... this is like the Apollo landing but in inner space and you gots a front row seat. Relax, lay back, and enjoy the scenery. Do take it easy ok, and try to concentrate on the positives. You are going to feel soooooo much better after the procedure.
Our prayers will be with you and your family as you undergo this procedure. Keep us posted, and try to look at it as a grand adventure..