Saturday, April 22, 2017

heart problems

Unfortunately, recovery from the heart operation has not gone as well as I had hoped.

I've been getting really bad arrhythmias (i.e. rapid and irregular heart beats). In fact, I have been feeling worse than what I was feeling prior to the heart procedure.

Evidently, these recurrent episodes do not necessarily mean that the procedure has failed, as it is not uncommon to get arrhythmias while the heart is still recovering.

Nevertheless, the persistent and abnormal heart beats have been extremely unpleasant.  They are also very scary. After 3 days of putting up with my heart racing at 140 beats per minute, I decided to go to hospital, where they performed a cardioversion to basically stop and restart the heart. It worked for a few hours and then the heart started going crazy again.

Looks like I'm going to have to just deal with it and hope that the irregularities will settle down.

5 comments:

FletcherBeaver said...

OMG! Stopped and restarted your heart. Goodness me! I hope you feel better really soon

Andrew said...

Very concerning and unpleasant for you. We are about to go on holidays, so at least survive until we return ;-)

Victor said...

Perhaps I should send you some chicken soup and matzo balls. They fix almost anything. 😀 Hope you feel better soon.

Anonymous said...

Truly sorry to learn of this nasty development and I'm a little worried that as of today, Monday May 1, there is no follow up from you about the last few days. It sounds as if you are destined or doomed for a pace maker.

Roderick

Adaptive Radiation said...

FB: Thanks. The cardio version happened during Easter, which seemed appropriate like an appropriate time for such things.
Andrew: I will try my best.
Victor: You should just come to Melbourne and make it for me! It's always nice to hang out.
Rod: Thanks...I might need to get another ablation but will see what cardiologist says.