Probably one for the ladies (I use that term loosely, I’m looking at you, Lezzers) (joking).
Sooo..straight after my ridiculously long angiogram (I went large and went for 3/4 stents in the LAD, feel a bit of a rock star, truth be told, bladder somewhat less rock-starry but that’s for another (gin soaked) day.
Straight after they’d finished the did quite a brutal echocardiogram because they were a bit concerned as they’d been messing around in there for best part of 4 hours, 2 wires at the same time, and want to check I hadn’t sprung any leaks (oh, NOW you’re worried! Did this not occur to you, Mr Dr, when you decided on this fancy pants-ness).
So I’m bruised, quite badly (kiss kiss, blood thinners) in the area over the heart. Which is coincidentally the area where we have to be alert for changes and lumps. There’s a lump under the bruise, sort of 2-3cm long x 1cm wide (like a little sausage), hard and bumpy.
Do we get lumps under bruises? Is this a thing? I’ve been a little preoccupied since late April, and I was never the most vigilant.
I’m not going to say it, I started here disbelieving my pains were angina...but some reassurance would be great.
I have an initial plan of waiting to see if it resolves as the bruise does. I’m only telling internet people because:
1. It sounds utterly bonkers after such frequent and intense serious illness.
2. I feel those close to me need a break from the sick froggy and worry, unless it’s absolutely necessary.
3. I’m REALLY GOOD at denial.