Cereberal Angiography….edited…

Cerebral Angiography and how and why they do them….

They give you a shot to numb the area and they thread a line into a vein, usually in the groin area… Mike has had a couple for his heart… but mine will go all the way to my skull, up where the fistula is likely located….

They will inject a dye into my blood stream and they will start looking for clots… Now, that is just a little scary, because, I have complained about symptoms and no one ever checked those areas for clots… so I am really hoping they do not meet any clots on the way to my skull….

The procedure can take as little as an hour up to a few hours… and according to the doctor I have… she doesn’t think they will find anything…. on the fence about that one… I kind of hope they do, but I am so hoping I am just over reacting… only one little problem and Mike, husband of nearly 25 years will tell you… the number of times I have been wrong… None…Not when it comes to my body and I wasn’t wrong about his heart failure after his ER visit… all college educated licensed doctors and he gets off the plane and 48 hours later, I am pushing for tests… those test found he was 100% blocked in primary vessel and 75% blocked in the other two vessels… and not one doctor in that Tonasket ER, caught his irregular heart beat, a sign of heart damage or heart attack… and I was right… they were wrong… I saved Mikes life… My knowledge, my brain… saved my husband… not college degrees…

I may not have that college degree or formal schooling or training…

But I have lived in this body for 64 years and I was self-aware at 1 years old and making memories… which is rare, not unheard of, but rare…

The biggest reason I did not push for anything to do with the brain… Because, no one believed my stories… not even me… until I stood in Fredas kitchen and told her I was missing memory… only than did I know the horror I had dreamed for over 50 years was true… that was 2010…. got zero comfort from the doctor today about that too… 

I have only had my memories back since Nov 2017… and I have fought tooth and nail to get tests done, because I knew, deep in my heart, mind, body and soul…

I was a walking time bomb… If I am wrong this one time… I have no problem apologizing to the doctor… but If I am right… I guarantee you, the treatment I get in that clinic will be no different from today…. and that ladies and gentlemen is what is wrong in America…

Adults forgot to be and act like adults… gee that does sound like the current administration in the white house… no wonder I am so disgusted…

Hopefully I will be going to Kona in the next week or two, if I don’t have an incident before that, that lands me in the hospital… took a half a pill of the blood pressure med… 1 hour later and the numbers are still way high for my body… my concern… I have vascular disease, which makes the vessels weak and vulnerable… and it will shorten my life span… all of which could have been prevented…

If only someone had told me I died and had a stroke and brain injuries…but the Air Force decided I did not need that information, so did Don an Freda Bagwell, good ole mommy an daddy!!!

TimesUp #MeToo WhyIDidntTell

I Remember… Margie… hope some one does…

Sgt. USAF DAV