tracy west posted a note for tracy that says:
hi everyone; going on my 4th week pre opt. it a nice day today so i thought i would go out and walk up and down the block so on my way back my chest started to hurt and i was so out of breath so bad i started to cry i think i walk to far for the first time has this ever happen to you do you think that it's to soon ?
Angela Creason posted a note for tracy that says:
I'm 3 weeks post-op today and I still get skipped beats, noticing them at night mostly and dr said that would be normal for a little while longer. I was on lasix for 5 days after I got discharged, but no swelling. I hope the water pill is helping you out!
Debbie mcguinness posted a note for tracy that says:
Welcome to the physical and emotional rollercoaster ride that is OHS.
I didn't suffer with water retention myself but there are many that do, and it will go away. Try and be active through the day but make sure that you give your self time in the day to put your feet up and rest. I am now nearly 6 weeks post surgery, and I can tell you ,you will be surprised how much better you will feel in 3 more weeks, you will come across bumps in the road but if you use this forum to explore you will find that others too have experienced what you are feeling. You are not alone ☺
Rob Wigley posted a note for tracy that says:
Most of us get the pounding heartbeat occasionally, and skipping beats evidently isn't uncommon. I had more skipped beats BEFORE my surgery, and they're about gone now (4 months post op).
I was given Lasix in the hospital when I left, but nothing since. Some folks retain water, I gained 15 lbs in the hospital, all water weight, and lost it within a week after discharge.
Good luck to you! Quite a journey we're all on.....
Ernie A.S. posted a note for tracy that says:
Welcome to the website. I didn't have any problems with leg swelling or the heart feeling like it's skipping a beat, so can't help you there. Use the search function or check the learning center on the website, and you might be able to find some answers there, if nobody else answers with similar problems as you.