Hi folks, wishing you all a calm day. Right, first of all I must tell you I have very bad osteoporosis. On the 27 February, my husband had a knee operation, on the 4th March I picked up my chip fryer and moved it to the other part of the kitchen, whoops, a wrenching feeling! On the 9th March I phoned my Dr who phoned for an ambulance, fractured lumbar vertebra, admitted hospital for 15 days. Nurses and Drs at Treliske were wonderful. While being discharged on Tuesday 24th, my husband had a call from Cardiology, could I go i next day, yes he says. Came home for the night, back to Treliske, booked in, went to waiting room and you know that feeling when you think "this is going to be cancelled", I was right. So back home on bed rest.
So tomorrow with a bit of luck I will get it done. Now my query is I am finding it very difficult to lay flat for very long. Dr Alistair Slade, my lovely EP, has been in touch with the hospital Doctor about my condition and says it will not be a problem and he will make me as comfortable as he can. The procedure only takes half and hour but how long do I have to lay flat afterwards? I had a blood sample taken yesterday and when the guy removed the needle, everything was ok, pressure applied, no bleeding whatsoever, he put plaster on, I moved my arm and blood went everywhere. What are the chances of a bleed after procedure? I am on Xarelto I am not at all worried about the procedure itself, but would like reassurance on the after care.
Sorry for the diatribe but am a little concerned that I must not move for a long period of time. Have been trying to lie flat and not move, excruciatingly painful!.
Angel blessings to all.