British Heart Foundation
5,282 members3,378 posts

Thanks to BHF helpline

Just wanted to say a very big thank you to the BHF helpline which I contacted today. I have developed an allergic reaction to one of my meds. I was getting myself into a bit of a pickle over it!! So following a discussion with a nurse today I now have a plan of action. I now feel more able to have a focused discussion with my GP with some specific actions. Also I was most impressed that she didn’t laugh at me when I asked the daftest question ever!!! Which was ‘ am I able to have an MRI scan having had a stent fitted last year? I have visions of either the stent being sucked out or shifted or me being stuck to the roof of the scanner!!’

She reassured me this wouldn’t happen and even though logically I knew that it was a vision I couldn’t get out of my mind!! So a huge thank you. Also thanks for all the great work you do from developing resources to funding research. Zena

10 Replies
oldestnewest

yes the metals, titanium and surgical stainless steel are non magnetic, good luck

Reply

thank you Andrew. I knew that really, really I did, but just couldn’t get the image out of my head!! How daft am I (no comment required!!) Thanks Andrew. Zena

Reply

Well I work in an engineering machine shop and you should see some guys trying to pick up ally with a magnet!

3 likes
Reply

That’s made me laugh out loud!! Pretty much what everyone has done reading my post. Brilliant! Thanks I don’t feel quite as daft now! Zena

Reply

Thank you for making me smile and being brave enough to ask the “daft” question

1 like
Reply

Hi Zena.... glad your fears were allayed and that you got the help you needed. I too think the BHF nurses are THE BEST.

There have been times were I have needed answers to my concerns or even just more explanations 're a procedure that I am having done... and the doctors give such a small time slot. So the nurses have been invaluable to me... not just in reassuring ... but also advising on what questions to ask or recommending course of action. It's been the nurses and this forum that have kept me sane while going through the various procedures.

And there is no silly question ... I asked if it was ok to dance 6 weeks post op 😃😃 x

1 like
Reply

Hi heartlady I hope you’re still dancing the night away. 💃Zena x

Reply

Ha.. not quite Zena... my lead has fallen out.... again! So just awaiting third op !!!

It did fall out first timevehile I was doing an Irish jig in the kitchen at work !!!!

Reply

Love your style!! X

1 like
Reply

Not a stupid question. That was my first thought after having stents fitted. I was actually relieved when I thought I wouldn't be able to have an MRI because, although the first 5 were fine, I suddenly started having horrible reactions to them and couldn't complete the next two.

Reply

You may also like...