September 10, 2013
Today is KDd 4-6.
Yesterday was a day spent in preparation for my ASCT. In the morning, I paid a visit to my dentist, Mark, so that the hygienist could give me a good cleaning so that I can have as healthy a mouth as possible for my transplant.
Later in the afternoon I had a MUGA scan
from Wikipedia: (Multi Gated Acquisition Scan) is a time-proven nuclear medicine test designed to evaluate the function of the right and left ventricles of the heart, thus allowing informed diagnostic intervention in heart failure. It is also called radionuclide angiography, radionuclide ventriculography, or gated blood pool imaging, as well as SYMA (SYnchronized Multigated Acquisition) scan. This modality uniquely provides a cine image of the beating heart, and allows the interpreter to determine the efficiency of the individual heart valves and chambers. MUGA/Cine scanning represents a robust adjunct to the now more common echocardiogram. Mathematics regarding acquisition of Q is well served by both of these methods as well as other inexpensive models supporting ejection fraction as a product of the heart/myocardium in systole.
and a Pulmonary Function Test. These are required before a transplant so my doctors can be confident that both my heart and lungs are sufficiently strong for me to withstand the transplant process.
Thank you, Lord Jesus, for my healing.