Phew...done with the angiogram and back home with the good news that there is nothing else invasive that we are going to do at this point. No brain biopsy or stints...simply more appointments and potential medication as we move forward.
There were several funny moments at the hospital...the first came as the poor nurse was trying to explain that "some people...um...um...um...." stuttering on and grasping for words until I helped her with the word 'die' from this procedure. A word that really doesn't bother me...but had her beyond herself. The second funny came when the wildly flamboyant medical assistant in the angio room was ready to 'prep the area' (aka removing hair in the groin area) and announced with a lilt that it was 'time for a Hawaii 5-0'. I'm not sure if it was the medications they were pumping into me at that point that made it overly funny or the look in his face....either way it was memorable.
At this point I am on various levels of restriction for the next week but hope to be back moving at full steam by next Thursday. It's so good to be able put this part of the story behind us and I am very glad we paid attention and followed it through to its logical end. Sore, itchy (a response to one of the medications) and sleepy but comfortable that as a family we did the hard things and learned how to face a minor medical crisis so that we can better handle a major ones when they come.
Thanks for praying over our team - both on the easy and hard days.