I guess I will start with the Dr's appointment yesterday. It went very well, I guess, I mean I was at the Dr's. I liked him. It was the first time I'd seen him and he made feel very comfortable. We went over all the things that have happened and how I came about being in his office. He let me know that he thought I looked great for someone who had open heart, triple bypass only about a month ago. I may have blushed a bit. Especially after being so emotional and feeling sorry for myself as I told him my story.
He had the results from my doppler tests and confirmed what my primary Dr had said. I have some issues in both legs. He let me know that the left leg was most likely more bothersome and in the fore front so quickly because of the balloon pump. My right leg has issues, but nothing in comparison. I can't even explain what I feel. My left foot is pretty much numb. No tingling really, just no feeling. It goes up my ankle and then on occasion will be in my entire leg. I can walk but my foot kind of falls like dead weight. Some days it's better then others, but lately it seems to be worse. I wake up in the middle of the night from an ache. Oddly enough it feels better once I get up and walk around or am in a sitting position. He actually told me that prior to me getting that far.
He did tell me yesterday that I would need surgery, and had his office call me today with the day. I will be going in on Wed the 17th. He will do an angiogram and most likely put stents in my left leg. He said he can't do both legs at the same time as he feels the issues are in my groin upper thigh area. He is confident it will be done as an outpatient and I will be home after. Can't promise anything because he won't know until he gets in there.
I asked him to promise me I'd wake up. He smiled and told me I would not be out. I'd have something for pain and something to make it so I don't remember. He said just like when they went in my wrist in the hospital. Well, I don't remember that at all. I only remember them telling me they would have to do surgery and I told them to call my mother and my son. He chuckled and told me I'd be talking to him the entire time. Ok if he says so :) He is pretty sure that once he does this the leg and foot will be much better. I have to hope and pray he is right.
Tomorrow I go for some blood work and then on Tues I will see my primary for confirmation and the release to have the procedure done. I hope there are no issues and things go smoothly. I'm nervous, I'm scared, I just want things to move forward and start me in the right direction.
Thanks so much for all the good thoughts, concerns, support, and prayers. Can I bother you to keep them coming?