Hi all, my angiogram is tomorrow and I want the clock to simply stop now. It scares me to think by 8am I’ll be presenting to the Cardiac Day Case Unit to have the angiogram.
I like to feel in control. When I don’t, that can drive anxiety so the idea of lying on a bed, holding my arm out as they thread the catheter through my arteries to my heart is scaring me so much! I’m not sure I’m going to be able to let them do it.
Fear of the unknown is a biggee for all of us I’m sure but have no idea if it’s going to hurt from the inside. I’m not sure I’ll be able to cope.
How on earth can you simply lie there knowing what they’re actually doing. Bravo to anyone who has got through it.
I’m sat here with little faith in myself that I’ll be able to go through with it.
Of course I will go. I have a family who love me. They will not allow me to not go. But I’m so frightened.
Be honest, is it painful? What do you feel? I had the CT Angiogram first that picked up the narrowing then and I panicked a little due to the sensation of the contrast dye.
Thanks for any last minute reassurances you could give me! You’ll make this 44yr old female perhaps feeling a little more confident to face tomorrow.
With thanks, Sal.