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I so hate hospitals :(

  1. May 21, 2015 #1

    davenn

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    3days into yet another hospitalisation with the ongoing chest pain, breathing and fluid retention hassles. It has been getting progressively worse since the major heart surgery of sept 2012 when i got a viral infection that gave me constri tive pericarditis.

    Just so sick of being sick and just want to enjoy a normal pife again

    Greg B its the main reason I havent started an insights blog as you have encouraged me to do ...... I just havent been well enough of late to be able to put a serious effort into .. hopefully in the near future

    Dave
     
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  3. May 21, 2015 #2

    Evo

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    I am so very sad to hear this. I hope that there is some hope of feeling better. You will be in my thoughts.
     
  4. May 21, 2015 #3

    berkeman

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    Get better soon Dave! :smile:
     
  5. May 21, 2015 #4

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    Yikes, that sounds awful.

    Hope you feel better soon. Thanks for reminding the rest of us not to take our health for granted.

    Zz.
     
  6. May 21, 2015 #5

    davenn

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    Thanks Evo just awaiting in que for an angiogram this morning :)
     
  7. May 21, 2015 #6

    davenn

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    Thanks Mike and Zz

    I appreciate my PF family :)
     
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    Good luck Dave! Rest up! Hoping this latest stay will get you over the hump!
     
  9. May 21, 2015 #8

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    We're here for you Dave. Hope you'll be feeling better some.
     
  10. May 21, 2015 #9
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery! I also hate hospitals, so you have my complete sympathy.
     
  11. May 21, 2015 #10
    I pretty much echo what has already said -- and to a speedy recovery indeed!
     
  12. May 21, 2015 #11

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    Hospitals can kill you. The last few hospitals stays I had, I saved up to pay for a private room. After one operation, they placed a terminal elderly patient in my room in error and she would be screaming all night and/or the alarm would go off every 10 minutes. The nurse was furious, a patient like that should have never been placed in a room with someone recovering from major surgery. I had to ask to be discharged early.
     
  13. May 21, 2015 #12

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    Yeah, hospitals are notorious for doing bad things to people (along w/ all the good things they also do). If they were anything like normal companies, their quality control managers would all be taken out behind the barn and shot.
     
  14. May 22, 2015 #13

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    +1 on all good things said so far! And on all things that will be said in the future :wink:
     
  15. May 22, 2015 #14

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    Best wishes for getting back to normal health Dave.
     
  16. May 22, 2015 #15

    davenn

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    well the angiogram went well, but with a good news and a bad news

    good news ... my heart and arteries / veins look great and the heart appears to be pumping ok

    that is also the bad news as they have absolutely no idea what is causing all the ongoing and steadily worsening problems
    with chest pain, breathing problems and fluid retention :frown:

    As odd as it sounds, I wanted them to find a problem so that they has something to work on to get me well
    instead, Im back to square 1 and I get discharged tomorrow ( Saturday) just as ill as I was when I was admitted
    several days ago :frown:

    I just don't believe it !! am so upset and distressed
    I am just so over it


    Thanks for all your kind wishes, please keep me in your thoughts ..... you are all an awesome bunch of people :smile:

    Dave
     
  17. May 22, 2015 #16

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    I can completely understand the frustration, I've had some long running health problems that no doctor could find a diagnosis for. It's terrible, you just wish someone would find something, even something bad, so at least you'd have a target to treat. Hang in there though, see enough doctors and let them do enough tests and they'll find it out :) It's very unlikely you have something completely new and never before discovered.

    Best of luck! Hope you get a good diagnosis and treatment very soon.
     
  18. May 22, 2015 #17

    dlgoff

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    Ditto
     
  19. May 22, 2015 #18

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    Hope you get back to your normal life very soon:)
     
  20. May 22, 2015 #19

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    I hope you heal quickly, and I hope there is some diagnosis of the problem.
     
  21. May 22, 2015 #20

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  22. May 22, 2015 #21

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    {{hugs}} I'm sorry to hear you're sick! I hope the docs figure out what's going on - you're in my thoughts.
     
  23. May 23, 2015 #22

    davenn

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    Thanks Lisab :smile:

    now home ... that a much better place :smile:
    next specialist visit beginning of July
     
  24. May 24, 2015 #23
    Good luck sir!
    I had a major heart attack 10 years ago with 5 bypasses. It has completely changed my habits. I go to the gym 5 days a week and do light weights and moderate cardio. At 62 years old, my last check up was beyond compare. I lost 40 pounds and my PB last week was 110/63. At the time of my HA it was 190/95.
    Please try to get exercise when you feel better if you don't normally incorporate it in your lifestyle. I eat only low fat protein, fruit and veggies, organic when possible.
     
  25. May 24, 2015 #24

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    So glad that you are home, we need you here, I always look forward to your great, informative posts! To many more years here at PF! (and feeling good) :oldsmile:
     
  26. May 25, 2015 #25

    davenn

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    awwww
    Thanks Evo :smile:

    hey greybass

    WOW that's a tough one
    Shared the room with ( over several days) 2 guys triple bypasses, 1 guy with quadruple bypass and 1 guy with a pacemaker install


    I cannot even shower and towel myself off without spending the next 10 mins gasping for breath
    The specialist said it's just going to take time to figure out what is causing the problems

    cheers
    Dave
     
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