Diabetes,  Doctor Visits,  Health,  Heart

That's a wrap, well, almost.

Well, the two-day stress test wrapped up on Friday, and I was really glad when it was over. The second part was pretty simple, and thankfully, there were no snags.

This time they used an IV to inject a small amount of that radioactive tracer, and then had me sit in a waiting room while the tracer made its way through my system.  And since I had been fasting for the test, they gave me food to eat while I waited.  That was a nice, and very welcome touch.

Finally, after an hour and a half in the waiting room, they took me back to the camera room, where I spent 15 minutes in the machine while Mr. Heart had his picture taken again.  Once they checked the pictures to make sure they had everything they needed, I was free to go.  In my mind, I was thinking “That’s a wrap”, and it was, well, almost.

You see, the chemicals used for the tests Thursday and Friday, Lexiscan and the radioactive tracer, have wreaked havoc on me since then.  My blood sugars have been all over the place due to not being able to take my Metformin because of possible interactions for the chemicals.  I’ve had a really nasty headache, and have felt really sluggish off and on since then.  And even as I’m writing this, I’m still feeling like crap.

So yeah, the tests may have wrapped up, but the side effects sure haven’t.  That really isn’t boding too well with my having to work the late shift tonight either.  I guess it’s a good thing that Sundays are my lighter work days.  I just hope that holds true tonight.

Wish me luck!

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