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    a little bit of digging in the ribs, but nothing painful
    The boobs say different!
    Definitely don't doubt Dawn - not if you value your life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nickpicks View Post
    The bubble echocardiogram is done with a Trans Thoracic Echocardiogram (TTE) which it through the chest (a little bit of digging in the ribs, but nothing painful), so nothing in the way of medication to leave you woozy or confused. I drove home straight after mine.

    There was a bit of mental shock at the diagnosis (even though in a prior consultation, my cardiologist had said it was likely that I had a PFO (especially when I realised that I get migrain aura - even though I didn't realise that's what it was), I must have still been in a bit of denial and sort of expecting/hoping that the test would be negative)

    I hope it all goes well for you.

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    So not sure what I was hoping they'd say, but 'Fucking hell!' from the ultrasound technician when the fluid went through probably wasn't it. I didn't even get to show off my perfect valsalva manoeuvre, as the bubbles were shooting through while I was lying there. Next thing is a trans thoracic to see if it's just a big pfo, or something more serious that I now can't remember, that might have involved the word septum. This was after we'd all had a good team building laugh at the discomfort of the person having that done in the room next door.

    And nobody commented on my bus accident avoiding matching bra. pants and socks! Went on a manic buying spree at Poundland and M&S on the way home!
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    You donít do things by halves do you?

    Hope they manage to get you sorted and sooner rather than later

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    Ah! Well at least you know where you stand, no diving at all. NHS closure sounds possible.
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    no diving at all.
    Nobody actually said that
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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    So not sure what I was hoping they'd say, but 'Fucking hell!' from the ultrasound technician when the fluid went through probably wasn't it. I didn't even get to show off my perfect valsalva manoeuvre, as the bubbles were shooting through while I was lying there. Next thing is a trans thoracic to see if it's just a big pfo, or something more serious that I now can't remember, that might have involved the word septum. This was after we'd all had a good team building laugh at the discomfort of the person having that done in the room next door.

    And nobody commented on my bus accident avoiding matching bra. pants and socks! Went on a manic buying spree at Poundland and M&S on the way home!
    Never a good thing to hear but especially not when undergoing medical assessments or treatments.

    As for the bus accident avoiding underwear - no body ever comments on them apart from after the accident when they have been thoroughly messed up anyway!

    Hope the treatment is soon and successful

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    Nobody actually said that
    Indeed - UKDMC advice is 1 dive a day within 15m EAD, no mandatory deco and avoid heavy lifting / straining after surfacing.

    It sounds like you're winning the prize for "biggest PFO" at the moment (mine did a spontaneous shunt but didn't get that reaction. They closed mine with a 25mm device)
    I hope this makes it more likely that you can get the NHS to close it.
    Proud to be a boring health and softy crap following sissie!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Divemouse View Post
    So not sure what I was hoping they'd say, but 'Fucking hell!' from the ultrasound technician when the fluid went through probably wasn't it. I didn't even get to show off my perfect valsalva manoeuvre, as the bubbles were shooting through while I was lying there. Next thing is a trans thoracic to see if it's just a big pfo, or something more serious that I now can't remember, that might have involved the word septum. This was after we'd all had a good team building laugh at the discomfort of the person having that done in the room next door.

    And nobody commented on my bus accident avoiding matching bra. pants and socks! Went on a manic buying spree at Poundland and M&S on the way home!
    Wow you have been dodging a bullet for a very long time sorry to hear there is a hole. The next test will show if it is a large PFO or an Atrial septal defect. Sounds like it will be NHS fixable fingers crossed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cazyoung View Post
    Wow you have been dodging a bullet for a very long time sorry to hear there is a hole. The next test will show if it is a large PFO or an Atrial septal defect. Sounds like it will be NHS fixable fingers crossed.
    My 1cm PFO came to light after a very boring 20m drift in Portland. After I'd already completed Scapa Flow (six times), Thistlegorm (three times), M2, Aeolian Skye and many other deepish dives without incident - Oh, and First Class Diver and Advanced Instructor - there ain't no logic...


 
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