I have been given a day case admission for an angiogram. I just read the booklet which came with the appointment letter and it's made me really nervous.
I have severe emphesema and this exam is part of the application for a lung transplant. I have had CT scans, x- rays, LF tests, echocardiograms, arterial blood tests etc for years, but for some reason this test has me jittery. I guess it because I havn't experienced this procedure before, but I ask myself if this is how I feel now, how will I cope with a transplant operation?
So far I have tried not to think about it, as it's taken forever to get this far and it could be years or never happen, I feel silly getting anxious over this now. Sometimes it's hard to be brave. I guess I just have to take it one step at a time.
Has anyone got any experience of what I am to face with this and further tests for the lung transplant application?