Newness and questions on Fluid Retention
This site is wonderful. I have felt so lost and almost desperate at times trying to understand everything. I suffered Sudden Cardiac Death on 12-31 around 4:30am. My husband heard my last breath and with his CPR until the Paramedics arrived they were able to revive me. fter two days on a ventilator seven days later I had an ICD put in. I still am very sore and not quite me yet and wondering how long until I really feel better. Still can't lay flat to sleep and don't know why but at least I am sleeping now with the help of a foam wedge. Still having trouble being short of breath and the fluid retention is not only in my feet and legs but seems to be in my abdomen as well. Saw the doctor last week and he put me on Lasix but the swelling is still pretty bad. So much for my great weight loss last year! The doctor also wants me to go into cardiac rehab in the next week or so. Guess that will help me get back to my old self. Not use to the inablilty to do all that I want to do part of this and still trying to be brave and work through the mental part of the fact that I died and that now I'm alive. The Lord has our days numbered and so I know that my number has not been reached yet or else I wouldn't be here making this post. Any words of wisdom would be appreciated. Until next time........
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