25 February 2010

Are You Still There??

Sorry I sort of disappeared for...almost a week! Holy cow! Hopefully hubby got the health savings account set up, because I've been making use of it this week.

On Tuesday I had a TEE (trans-esophageal echocardiogram). It's a really fun procedure where they go down your throat to take a better look at your heart (since the esophagus and the heart are right next to each other). At the hospital I went to, anyway, they knock you out, then thread the little ultrasound wand to where the view is. The procedure itself takes about ten minutes. Yeah, for real. But you're out for about an hour (at least I was). It was truly not a big deal. That night I went and did a chocolate show (although hubby had to drive me, since they recommend not driving for 24 hours because of the anesthesia).

Wednesday was the really fun day, though. I got horribly, dreadfully, sicker than I ever remember being. I couldn't keep down sips of water. When hubby got home from work, I asked him to google TEE complications to see if I was dying. He came back and told me that nausea and vomiting are common side effects of the procedure or the anesthesia. Since I've never had an issue with anesthesia before, I can only assume that I never, ever again want a tube shoved down my throat for a look-see.

3 comments:

The Adventures of Grunty and Chubbs said...

Oh dear. I hope you're feeling better today.

Wendy said...

I'm so sorry, that sounds awful! I hope you are recovering!

B Boys Mom said...

I hope you are feel much better now.