Measures taken after Results
It was around 10:30 in the morning, just me, my dad, the nurses and other patients in the HDU (High Dependency Unit). A team of 10 doctors came in, layed out a big piece of paper on the desk and asked for our attention. It was like a mind-map. They had just finished their meeting. The first step on the mind-map was to have a Biopsy.
A Biopsy is a medical procedure in which a small piece of tissue is removed from a certain part of the body. The tissue sample is then looked at under a microscope to look for abnormal cells.
In my situation, as my heart was barely beating, they mentioned that if I were to undergo this procedure, I wouldn’t only not get general anaesthesia but I would only receive minimal local anaesthetic as it can all have an impact on my heart. The risk factors of the Biopsy for a normal person was 5% chance of failure and due to my condition the chances of failure was 10%. The Biopsy was then discussed with both my parents and I cannot describe the look on my mothers face when she heard that this was “only the beginning”.
In the past, I have been through many medical procedures. This was just a different league, when I think of the heart, the first thing that comes to mind is life. Life wouldn’t be possible without a heart and your whole body is dependent on its function.
Through a Biopsy theres only a 10% chance that we would find out what exactly caused this all to happen and what the Viral disease was. If all goes well, we can then find out what the virus is and can then work on stopping the virus from damaging my heart more or possibly to even kill the virus. If not, then other methods would have to be discovered.
Biopsy scheduled for September 12th.
Wish me luck!
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