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Hi Linda,

Funny you should mention EKG...I had a stress test last fall after I had some chest pains that could have been a muscle pull, but they didn't want to take a chance. Nuclear stress test, everything came back fine - I just glowed in the dark for a bit.

I had minor surgery last January, went through the whole pre-op mess with no problems, as far as I knew. When I went for pre-op this time I told them not to bother with the EKG, just contact the other hospital because it was less then 6 months old. Well, the other hospital sent over the EKG and it seems it was abnormal back in January and they had to get the stress test results before they'd approve me for surgery. No one told me any of this in January.

Anyway, I'm trying to stay calm, and act as if I still have to be at the hospital 6 a.m. on Tuesday. Trying to get last minute stuff done around the house, taking lots of vicodin to make that happen...