Hey there forum, it's me the new comer who has been reading every post to try and glean information that might help me.:)
I was scheduled for a MIS TLIF on May 7th, but pre-op EKG came back abnormal as did subsequent test by cardiologist that I was sent to on May 4th.
So today I go in for my chemical stress test. I am NERVOUS! But thankfully someone else here In the forums went through the same thing and documented it beautifully in a thread from 2010 (http://www.spine-health.com/forum/treatment/back-surgery-and-neck-surgery/my-meltdown-pre-surgery-now-i-have-do-a-stress-test
) so I am feeling better. Most of the veterans here told the poster not to worry, that many people have abnormal EKG's and that it doesn't mean anything more serious is happening with your heart. They also said its good to get a baseline EKG now that will help docs later if you happen to have heart trouble years down the line.
I suppose I am posting a new thread because there might be someone else out there who has recently been told the same thing or gone through this test? Or maybe I am looking for some cyber hand holding.
I leave at 12PM CST. I will come back and report on the same thread my experience so it can be of use to someone else. I guess if I don't you'll know why LOL J/K
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Grade 4 tear in l4/l5 was missed in first MRI so did injections for a year
SI joints "messed up" not sure if I will get them fused at a later time
Had Open PLIF L4/L5 5/28/13
Woke up to permanent nerve damage in legs and feet.