I am glad to say that my Transesophageal echocardiogram (basically a swallowed probe that emitted an ultrasound beam millimetres from my heart to get a clear stuctural picture) is finally over. I would like to say that I was brave and managed it without sedation, but I was given a number of shots of 'jungle juice' (as the Dr called it) to aid me through the process. Needless to say some parts of the test are hazy. I know that it happened but my mind says I was away from the ward for about 30 minutes where in reality I was gone for 2 hours. So even though it didn't appear on my bucket list it is something else that I can say I have done.
Today, I came across the following video about people doing amazing things. (http://www.stevenspointtapestry.org/blog/?p=4766) It got me wondering what I could do when I am fixed and maybe, add a few non-medical things to the inventory of achievements I am notching up!