Confused and overwhelmed
I had my lead revision done on June 30th and feel even more confused and overwhelmed than before.
The doctor came in after they moved me out of recovery and told us that I have been having bouts of high heart rates. He said that he wanted to start me on 25mg metoprolol twice a day. The nurse came in to give me the first dose and said that she was uncomfortable because my BP was so low(running between 95/65 and 113/70). She called the doctor and he called my room somewhat irritated. He not so kindly explained to me that he thought it was absolutely necessary, and that it took him 30 years to understand it and couldn't put it into a sentence for me. I agreed. The next day he came in for discharge and told me that he had discontinued it, and we'd see where we went from there.
When I went in for my interrogation she said that my pacer has not kicked in at all since the revision. In fact, she said my BPM have been persistently high.
They did coagulation panels before surgery and my aptt and pt were both fast. This really worries me because I had two blood clots that had to be surgically removed after injuries. They also found a small t2 hyperintensity on my thalamus, which they said could be a small stroke.
I am still feeling extremely lightheaded and dizzy at times. Showering feels like I am running a marathon and literally have to sit for a few before I can get dressed. I am so weak and tired that I feel like I am dragging my body along. My extremities are tingling and have a strange, mottled type look to them.
Pardon my language, but what the hell is going on with me?