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KathyC
11-11-2008, 05:39 PM
I have to go for one in the morning, has anyone here had one before?

Brad
11-11-2008, 06:07 PM
Geepers it sounds scary. Will you glow in the dark?

KD Talbot
11-11-2008, 08:57 PM
It's pronounced new-q-ler Brad. New-q-ler. ;)

KDT

Brad
11-12-2008, 05:22 AM
It's pronounced new-q-ler Brad. New-q-ler. ;)

KDT
What color do most people glow?

TrishandAlex
11-12-2008, 06:20 AM
I have to go for one in the morning, has anyone here had one before?

Kathy, I hope the test went well. Like the others, I've no clue as to what a nuclear stress test is -- can you tell us about it when you return?

Jimmy Legs and Little d
11-12-2008, 09:23 AM
Try this web site for information.
Good Luck with the test.

Mike

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nuclear-stress-test/AN00168

KathyC
11-12-2008, 06:41 PM
Thanks for the link. I did read up on it, but thought someone else may have done it.

It wasn't bad...

Strapped me all up with wires then put a shunt in my arm. Hopped on the treadmill and got my heart rate up then put some neon green stuff into my arm, ran for a bit longer then cooled down. After a few minutes they did an MRI type thing on my heart. I came back 2 hrs later and they did another MRI.

I go to the Cardiologist on Monday for results. Hopefully all will be fine and I can start working out again.

Brad
11-12-2008, 08:10 PM
It sounds like you worked out today.

spyboy
11-12-2008, 08:43 PM
When can you start eating White Castle burgers again?

spyboy
11-12-2008, 08:52 PM
Glad to hear everything went ok. A few years ago I had to go for a cardiac catheter (nice 6' wire put into my leg and up into my heart) because the docs though I might have had a heart attack.

Everything was fine, it was just really bad stress related symptoms.

That's why I moved to New Hampshire, to get away from all the stress, now I just take pictures :)

Kirk

KathyC
11-13-2008, 04:48 AM
And you take great pictures too....:)

Orgnoi1
11-13-2008, 06:09 PM
Glad to hear it went well... on Northeastfoto.com (the site I admin) we actually just had someone with a heart condition die during this test... so while I had some information on it I figured it was MUCH better left till after you got back on here and said all was well....

KathyC
11-13-2008, 06:23 PM
Yes, thank you for waiting....:)

spyboy
11-13-2008, 08:11 PM
I've heard that stress tests are not good to do for that very reason.

Ironically, my dad's friend was doing the treadmill stress test and his doctor had a heart attack while she was monitoring him.

I go by the theory that your heart is good for so many beats, so you don't want to use them up to fast (like all those crazy athletes) :)

Kirk

KathyC
11-17-2008, 05:57 PM
I went to the Dr. tonight and got the all clear....YAY!!:D

Back in Sept. I went to a new Dr. for a check up, the EKG came up irregular, I told her that has happened in the past it everything was ok. She insisted I see a cardiologist.

He sent me for a regular stress test and an echo test, the stress came out irregular too. Then they had me to the big mama test, the nuclear test. It's all good and now I can be me again, maybe start working off some of this extra weight....:o

TrishandAlex
11-17-2008, 06:47 PM
Congrats on the all clear, that must be a mighty relief! :):):)

Brad
11-17-2008, 07:51 PM
U All Clear - good.