|Team hrt4bryan at The Dash|
I also went down to Philly earlier this for my "annual" appointment. Unfortunately, it didn't go as planned. Once again, my vein collapsed and the biopsy and right heart cath were not able to be preformed. Although I was bummed they assured me that it was not my fault and despite my efforts to keep hydrated, my heart is working too well and is allowing my body to process liquids better than expected. They also said that the combination of my naturally small veins, scar tissue from privies biopsies and the lidocaine used to numb the area is a factor into why it collapsed. I will going down to Philly again on Tuesday for a Dobutamine Stress Test but they will not be able to do a biopsy the same day. The biopsy is rescheduled for May 30th, after I return from my trip to Italy. They are not too worried about the results since I have never showed any signs of rejection in the past year.
|A photo of me last weekend, a little|
less than my 1 year anniversary