Physical after affects

So, today I am currently taking a drive four hours away from home to see a cardiologist for a cardioechogram and I am scared. This is what I have to face after all my using. The damage is a hard pill to swallow. I really wish I had taken heed on the warnings before hand and had just listened! I hope it’s not as bad as it feels! My heart hurts physically and emotionally. What hard pill have you all had to swallow when you finally cleaned up? However the issues I am facing now I am greatful that I am clean enough to be able to face my consequences and handle them as a responsible adult. Prayers the damage isnt too bad!


I’m so sorry to hear that you are going through this right now, that sounds very scary. I hope that you will be ok and I admire your perspective to get through this tough time. :heart:

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Are you getting what they call a TOE?
trans-oesophageal echocardiogram

I have had one and the actual procedure was not scary, only a little uncomfortable as i came out of twilight sedation quickly as they were removing the instrument from my throat. What was scary was all in my mind on what they may find. I calmed those thoughts by believing fully that whatever is found is best uncovered as it can actually be dealt with. A problem left undiscovered does not mean the problem does not exist… It just limits your ability to start addressing it to get the most successful outcome possible.
Wish you all the best for it.


Goodluck , i took many hits as well
But what cant kill me makes me stronger!
See it as a motivation to enjoy your recovery!

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I’m not sure if it’s a TOE I hope not…

They give the clearest view of the heart so it’s a real possibility.
Please don’t worry about the actual procedure - you will be fine.
Take care of your thinking.
All the best!

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