Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Good news bad news

The doc who performed the angiogram said afterwards, I have good news and bad news.

The good news is, there's nothing wrong with your heart.

The bad news is, you spent a week in hospital for nothing.

5 comments:

Rain said...

Well you made the most of it for interesting experiences and writing about them; so that was a case out of making lemonade when given lemons. Glad to hear your heart is fine :)

Wisewebwoman said...

Better to be safe than sorry, Annie, but a week of safe seems excessive, doesn't it?
Glad you are well, my guilt cloud is leaving at last ;^)
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Barbara Anne said...

Well, I'd have to say that the fact your heart is fine is the best possible news!!!!!!!!!! It beats the alternative by a long shot!

The week in the hospital is good fodder for lots of good stories forever more.

Are you outta there yet?

Happy dancing here! Hugs!

Steven said...

been reading of your hospital adventures and comparing them to my recent ones. I like yours. I was flung out into the street (no, not literally) before I even had a chance to know the name of any nurse! But you have that Canadian health care which we all know is 'inferior' to ours.

Annie said...

Thanks for all the well wishes! It was interesting, but not something I want to repeat. Unfortunately I am not out of the woods yet, if anything the symptoms have escalated but since I've had every heart test imaginable, I am kind of at a loss. I'm home now, but not sure for how long. More doctors...

Stephen, overall I would say my hospital experience was less than stellar, but I would not blame that on our particular health system. It's more to do with particular hospital circumstances and stretched budgets. The stretched budget thing seems to be global right now.

I am truly thankful that how the heck I was going to pay for all this was not a consideration at all. The cardiologist who did my angiogram commented that he thought my case was mishandled in the most expensive way possible, but I don't think it would have been handled better under a different healthcare regime. Just a cascade of dumb human errors.