I'm in the clear! I don't know what caused the cardiologist to recommend the stress test and the test was not fun. I got there at 7:15 AM and was home by 10:15 AM. I had not eaten enough so early on in the test I got light headed, you'd think they might have juice for such events but not. Luckily I had an energy bar in my purse (I always carry a mini-Cliff bar as I get low blood sugar occasionally and if I don't have anything with me I go for the first candy-bar I can buy which of course is not the best choice). So I laid back on an examination table for 15 minutes and ate the energy bar and then did fine after that. I will say the technicians were very nice, understanding, etc. They say actually many people get a little woozy due to all the anxiety surrounding the idea of a stress test. For many people it hits them, once they get there, how important this test is so they are used to having someone lay back for a few minutes to rest.
As I was leaving I told the girl at the desk "I was assured that a doctor will review it today and let me know if I'm cleared for surgery or if I need further review, etc". She said "I see you have an appointment to discuss that on Monday". Great, but the surgery is Wednesday and it took so long to get a date for the surgery since it may be 5-10 hours he had to block out a whole day for me, etc. I told her this and she looked at me blankly and didn't care. In fact she forgot to charge me so they'll just have to bill me.
Later in the day I called my spine surgeon's office and told them to call the cardiologist as "medical office to medical office" they may get information faster. Well as it turns out I left the house at 4:45 to head to my massage appointment. When I got back at around 6:00 my husband said the cardiologist had called and said I'm 100% fine, no cause for concern, and cleared for surgery. Now I just have to call the cardiologist's office tomorrow to see if they still want me to follow up with the cardiologist's assistant on Monday as previously planned.
Phew, now I can start stressing only about the surgery :-) Tomorrow I go try on the LSO brace (custom molded). If it's ready and fits I'm done with that portion. If not they say they should be able to have it ready for Friday.
2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos