Post op complications
Hi, I'm very new to this site but I was recommended to come on as I've had a rough 3 months and just need to hear from other people in my situation
i have had a pacemaker for 10+ years and it has helped me massively. Just before lockdown started I had to have my battery changed and since then I have now had 5 surgeries and been admitted to hospital 6 times (twice was via ambulance). Long story short I was diagnosed with a prevoked DVT in my right arm which runs across to my left and follows my wires. Was placed on blood thinners which was great but then 3 weeks ago and 2 months into the course my hands stated to swell again and legs/feet started to cramp when I walk or but myself under and slight stress so I have been trying to speak to GP, hospital and specialists and they finally told me yesterday that they believe I have PTS which I'm going to have most likely for the rest of my life.
I am a very active 38 year old that events horses but at this present time due to the swelling there is no way I'm going to be able to carry on.....last night I was sat on the patio with the hose pipe running on my hands and feet just to help with swelling.
so my question is, is there anything out there that can help with this or anything that has helped someone else as I really don't know what I will do if I can't ride or walk my dogs again x