Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's OVER!! We DID IT !!

Yesterday Dick had a consultation with Dr. Recchia which turned out well.  He is to cut one of his meds in half daily, and go back for a stress test followed by an echo cardiogram  on next Wed., Sept. 25th.

Today I had the liver biopsy at Munson with some of the nicest people you can imagine.  Dr. Broder was the main man, and Michelle was the CT operator and make-the-patient-comfortable person. 
I spent a most uncomfortable and sleepless night in anticipation of this biopsy.  What a waste of time!  I felt nothing during the entire procedure.  They are very careful to numb the affected areas, and one needle is inserted and the other needle just goes in and out of the stationery needle.  No pain.

There is a long recovery period - checking vitals, checking band-aid, etc. There was a great male nurse, and Nurses Merry and Chris.  We were at the hospital from 7:30 until 12:15.  During that time we had our own TV, and chose a meal, and had our own private room.  I can resume regular activities Friday.

Now we're back home and glad that all of this is over for now.  Dick has his tests next week, and Dr. Burke should have the biopsy results next Tues. or Wed.  Hooray!  I think we're both headed for a nap soon :)