a day at the hospital

my only companion
so many tests ....

my blood was clotting ... had a hard time extracting =(
the 2D Echo machine

someone taking the stress test

me in the hospital gown

I feel a little bit proud of myself. I was at Makati Medical for half a day undergoing tests to gauge my blood and heart problems and I had no one with me. I wasn't even texting with anyone. It was just me, myself, and I.
I consider that a major victory since I've always relied on a boyfriend, family, or friends when it comes to moments like that. Today, it was just me and I survived.

I was there by 8am and they had to extract some blood. My blood was clotting and so it took a long time to extract. Pretty weird coz it was the first time it did that. After, I went to the pulmo doctor which was just a really long wait. Afterwards, it was off to the 2D Echo. I was so sleepy the whole time. I don't even know why I was since I had a good, long sleep. When it was time for the 2D Echo, I was unnerved by the machine. It also hurt since they had to press coz apparently, my heart was not easy to spot. I had this absurd notion that the doctor would tell me I have no heart. LOL.

When it was time for the stress test, that's when things went a bit bad. It was supposed to last 21 minutes but at 9minutes 17 seconds, I couldn't do it anymore. I almost collapsed. I heard the doctor say something a poor condition and I hope he was not referring to my poor heart. My BP was 150/80 highest and lowest at 130/90. My heart rate was 164. I have no idea if that's good or bad. Oh well ... I'll know everything on Monday so wish me luck.

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  1. Good luck with the test results. Hopefully they won't anything wrong. BTW, your blood pressure is lower than mine and I all I had to do was sit when they took the reading. I guess that's why I have to watch what I eat now.

    My kids are cursed too when they have to take blood. The nurse either can't find a good vein or the blood clots.

  2. I hope it's nothing serious. Take care. (((hugs)))

  3. Glad to hear that everyting is ok with your health :)

    Until now we've been avoiding having a complete check-up, for fear that the doctors might find something seriously wrong with us :P but I guess we do have to do it one of these days.

    Ako rin, I like doing things alone. Although sometimes, some things are best done with friends/company :)

  4. @ everyone: I will know the results on Thursday. Keep your fingers crossed!

  5. @ everyone: I will know the results on Thursday. Keep your fingers crossed!