I'm writing this from my hospital bed at 10 past 1, on my phone. I was trying to get to sleep this evening, always a challenge, and being frustrated by my throat being weird and trapping air and having sickness and indegestion - all annoying side effects. I felt like my whole stomatch started to palpipate but then realised my heart was very fast.
They stuck me on the heart monitor and I was running an irregular beat at around 160. It feels very scary. Did an ECG and called the doc.
Apparently 30% of people who've had heart surgery get this, a bit less for lungs but my op did involve moving the heart around, being on bypass for a while etc. So it is now complaning. They have given me a tablet that will be the start of a short course and also gave me some pottassium as low electrolytes can also be responsible and I've had some diahorrea.
What I have to do now is try and relax and hopefully it'll kick back over to its old rhythm. If it hasn't done in a couple of days (!) then they'll take me to surgery and give it a shock.
Guess I should actually do the relaxing now.
Other than this event things as you've learnt from vicky have been going ok. It's all very weird as experiences go - not sure I'd recommend it, bt the results are looking to be quite ok so far. I'll do some propped blogging of how it all felt once I get home, which mght even be end of this week!!!
Thanks for all the messages and comments. Love to all. Wim
5 days ago