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texascowgirlttexascowgirl Posts: 535
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:40 AM in Back Surgery and Neck Surgery
hello all-surgery on Thurs.--I am ok on that. On Dec. 15,I had my preop-my ecg was abnormal and the dr.said if I could get a previous one for him to compare that would be great.He said if I couldnt it was no big deal---so I just didnt call the primary care dr. He called the spine dr's office this morning,they called me to ask if I had gotten it----he didn't say a problem,he just asked.I faxed 2 different ones to him and left him a message I had sent them. All day I have had a meltdown thinking something was going to be wrong!If anything happens to put off this surgery i would go off the deep end!!!! I know he would have said something,but I am getting freaky----


  • No worries. Your doctor is doing his homework and research to ensure you are at your best (the irony) for the surgery. I think it's great that they followed up to ensure they got records to compare to. It means they are putting your overall health 1st and that should help you feel calm.

    Good luck. Keep us posted.
    I'll send positive vibes your ways! Spend the next few days relaxing, listening to calm music, getting yourself in a positive place. We are all here for you!
  • Try not to stress to much. When the test was done, there could have been a placement issue with the leads. I would think they will want some blood work and a repeat. Also if there is still a problem they can do a stress test which doesn't take much time at all. But if there is a problem it is good it came out. Keep us posted.
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  • blood work was fine,he said not to worry,so of course I worry!thank you for the positive messages!
  • SpineAZSpineAZ WiscPosts: 1,084
    As I get closer to my surgery date (2/3/10) I keep freaking out thinking "what if" it has to be delayed for any reason? What will I do. It's that we prepare ourselves psychologically and then when anything else comes up it pushes off the edge just a bit. I was very worried in my EKG today but I was lucky that all was well.

    Does your surgeon have a medical assistant or nurse that you can leave a quick message with to ease your mind - have them get back to you to let you know all is okay
    2 ACDFs, 2 PCDF, 3 LIFs; Rt TKR; Rt thumb fusion ; Lt thumb arthroplasty; Ehlers Danlos 
  • I know he would have let me know if he was concerned when I had it on Dec.15--he told me not to worry,women usually have abnormal ekgs---or rather it is not unusual-he just wanted one to compare---I started letting my mind spiral---
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  • and the weather is really %^&* for Texas and I havent been getting out in the yard or on the patio......gray skies,gray skies,gray skies
  • teehee-don't mind a bit----just remember not to tell us how howt you are when it turns 85 next summer (love ya)
  • I heard you all had a white Christmas!

    I also had heart issues pre-op. AND my surgery was post-poned for 2 weeks! Not due to the heart stuff, just plain old re-scheduling do to some other emergency. I almost don't expect surgery on the 6th because of my NS's tendency to always be re-scheduling, whether it's apts or surgeries, it happens.

    It is very stressful - but hey, it just happens and there is not much you can do. The hardest thing to do is to relax and NOT stress LOL!
  • we did have a white Christmas,and it is snowing right now-the 3rd snowfall in December-which is unheardof in "these here parts"---we rarely get snow,much less 3 in one winter!It is pretty-we have been teasing our daughter and son-in-law who moved home from Wichita,Kansas. We are giving them a hard time about bringing the snow with them.----Saltz,my first spine surgeon was always late,and my appts were postponed alot. He was late for the 1st surgery of the day,which caused my surgery to be 3 hours late. I had them put me in a room so I could lie down until surgery time. POst surgery,my appt. was postponed up to 6 weeks between seeing him.I had a nurse following my recovery from my insurance.She called the dr.office and I had an appt. quick! MY point is-don't let him get away with that stuff
  • My surgeon is thankfully great with time keeping, but my microsdiscectomy was delayed a few hours because the hospital stuffed up and didn't send me for bloodwork before I was admitted. Just received my hospital pack today and sure enough there's no form for bloodwork. At least I have a some time to chase it up.

    About the worst I ever had for time keeping was the supposedly excellent lung specialist I took my eldest to when he was a tiny tot. The dr was FOUR hours late for the appointment and he missed the pneumonia that had us rushing to the ER that night!
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