Haven't gotten any results yet, but the behaviour of the techs, nurses and doctor have me concerned. First of all, they had to get into a vein to leave it open for the injection of a drug that dilates the blood vessels all over the body. Well, 8 sticks later, and three people trying, finally she got it started, just before my doctor arrived. He injected this stuff and immediately my pulse was faster, blood pressure went up, only a little, and I got a headache, like a migraine. The Doctor stayed right there by the machine, looking very interested in the graphs, maybe that is normal, but strangely he didn't say one word directly to me, and in the office, he is always chatty and comments on son Doug, who is not only his colleague, but his neighbor at home, so he always knows what his kids , my grandchildren, are up to.
The first part of the test was done, doctor was on the phone, speaking quietly as the tech took me out to go to the dining room for lunch, provided as part of the procedure, to help clear that drug from the liver. Had to wait an hour for the next phase, another heart scan highlighted by the drug. But was the doc on the phone telling my son, Dr. Hoy, what he saw? Maybe not, I just do not know. The entire procedure took almost 3 hours, but really wasn't a bad experience, just worrisome. Something I'm kinda good at anyways. One thing, it went past time for my usual pain meds and boy did I know that! Finally I told the tech my body was complaining and she told me to go ahead and take it, it wouldn't affect any results now. So that was my day, yesterday. It went well, I guess, now hope it was all normal, though I do have a heart murmur. I know PsA and RA can affect the heart and coronary arteries, so I must keep that in mind. The results were sent to my Rheumy also. Cheers, Loretxx