So today I have an echocardiogram, which is an ultrasound scan of my heart, and I’m wondering what I should wear – typical woman. I have figured out appropriate wear for the things I’m now used to, for example…
Ultrasound of the baby – leggings and a dress/long top/long jumper. I discovered jeans didn’t push down so easy, and I ended up with jelly all over the waist band, which wasn’t comfortable. Leggings push down really easy and stay in place, and a dress/top/jumper pulls up really easy, and stays without having to be held in place.
ECG/Heart Monitoring when I get rushed in with SVT – jeans, thick socks and a vest top. The first time I went in, I was wearing leggings and a high necked dress, a few minutes after arriving at a&e, I was wearing leggings and a hospital gown. Thick socks come in handy because A&E is actually often cold, you expect hospitals to be warm, but it’s not the case in resus. The vest top means they can attach all the wires to me without me having to take off my top. Sleeves are impossible because they insert a canula and put on a blood pressure sleeve.
But when it comes to an ultrasound of my heart, is there anything appropriate I can wear? Or is it fighting a losing battle because I’ll be made to strip off anyway? I guess I’ll only find out later, when I’m at the hospital and find out how much of my body they need access to.