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Don't be. No matter how it turns out, it will be to your benefit.

If, as you expect, it finds nothing: You are a step closer to your WLS;

if, on the other hand, it finds an issue: You are now aware of something you had no clue about, and are now on the way to dealing with it.

It's a win either way.

Good luck,

Tek

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I was anxious for that appointment too but after doing the EKG he didn't require anything further from me. He said that in combination with my clear health history (no heart issues, or lung, no surgeries prior, etc.) was enough for him to approve me. You'll be fine!!

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is it a nuclear stress test? I had to have one of those since my surgeon required them of anyone over 50 years old. It was easy-peasy. The only weird thing was when they inject something in you to mimic intense exercise. Your heart starts racing as it would if you'd just ran a mile or something. Basically they stuck me in this machine and did a lot of readings - then they gave me the injection and stuck me back in the machine to do the readings again. They looking to see how your heart performs under stress - and how quickly you recover. I passed with flying colors. There's nothing painful or uncomfortable about it - it's just that it's weird when your heart starts racing after that injection. Other than that, you're basically just lying there in a machine..

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I am just so ready for my surgery and afraid there will be a roadblock to keep me from having the surgery. I had a good visit but my Dr requires that I go thru Echo and Stress test before clearing me for surgery. Just another appointment moving onward an staying positive

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3 minutes ago, Djnorvi said:

I am just so ready for my surgery and afraid there will be a roadblock to keep me from having the surgery. I had a good visit but my Dr requires that I go thru Echo and Stress test before clearing me for surgery. Just another appointment moving onward an staying positive

the echo cardiogram is nothing, IIRC

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