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Candii
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   Posted 6/15/2007 4:19 PM (GMT -7)   
tongue    I had my heart ablation done and I'm back home finally. So far it has been well worth the surgery. For the first time in a year I haven't had any palpatations, heart flutter or tachycardia. YEA!!  I am still nervous and keep thinking it's going to come back any second. I have been walking on egg shells. And now I am off my Cardizem. (need to update my profile). The surgery took 5 hours and I am very sore. I only had one short flare in the hospital but nothing really bad. Now that I am home I have been sneezing like crazy, very fatigued, sore all over and very weak. My husband and little boy have been spoiling me rotten. I am sleeping off and on all day. Lots of rest. Ok got to go I'm too tired.
 
 
kitty
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1992, Restless leg syndrome 1998, SVT tachycardia/Arrythmia '06, SLE '07, Raynauds '07....Plaquenil, Hydrochlorothyazide, Cardizem, NorQD, Naproxen, Folic Acid (for mouth/nose sores), Multivitamin, Flonase.


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   Posted 6/15/2007 4:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitty, it's so good to hear from you and to hear that your surgery went well. It's so great that this should take care of the heart problems you were having. Please continue to rest and let your family spoil you. Recovering from surgery is hard for the average person, but especially hard on someone with lupus. Sleep and rest all you need to and listen to your body.

Thanks so much for stopping in to give us an update. Lots of hugs and you'll be in my thoughts.

Take care
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   Posted 6/15/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitty that is wonderful news...welcome back  yeah
Glad the surgery is behind you now...so rest rest rest..and as hippi said....let them spoil you, you deserve it!!
 
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Candii
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   Posted 6/15/2007 6:21 PM (GMT -7)   

Thankyou hippimom.

They gave me high dose of steriods in the hospital and then none before I left. Now I am starting to feel just awful. It's the steriod let down. So not nice! sad Tonight I feel just horrible. I don't have a fever or I would be calling the doctor. I'm going to try to sleep this off and pray I feel better tomorrow. And I will be so happy when I can take a deep breath without discomfort. I don't feel good and I think I have lost my patience and my good mood. Tomorrow I should feel better. I am still very happy that the surgery worked. Just whining.

kitty


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1992, Restless leg syndrome 1998, SVT tachycardia/Arrythmia '06, SLE '07, Raynauds '07....Plaquenil, Hydrochlorothyazide, Cardizem, NorQD, Naproxen, Folic Acid (for mouth/nose sores), Multivitamin, Flonase.


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   Posted 6/15/2007 6:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitty,
  (((Hugs))) I hope you start to feel better soon. I'm glad to hear the surgery went well. Like the others said, you rest and let your family keep spoiling you rotten.... :-) . Thanks for updating us so soon. Keep resting and take care. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
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dbab
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   Posted 6/15/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitty,

I'm glad to hear that the surgery itself went well. Recovering from surgery is hard especially on a major organ like your heart. I hope that the recovery starts getting better for you. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

(((HUGS)))
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JustChattin
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   Posted 6/15/2007 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Glad you done well!! They do that surgery here on an out-patient basis they were wanting to do that on me however I keep having too many lupus complications lol Take Care!!

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emmi
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   Posted 6/15/2007 10:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitty,

I'm so glad that you are already finding that the surgery was worth it. Sorry that you're feeling so lousy tonight though. Hope tomorrow you feel better in every way.

xoxo emmie
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smokeyswife
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   Posted 6/16/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitty I am glad to hear that your heart surgery went well. I wish you a speedy recovery, please get as much rest as you can, you deserve it!!
 
 
Connie
 
 
 
 
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hippimom2
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   Posted 6/16/2007 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitty, just checking in to see how things are today - I'm sorry you started feeling so rotten. Did the doc give you anything for pain or to help you be more comfortable? If you still feel bad today I think you should call even if you don't have a fever - maybe the doc can give you something to get some relief. You will continue to be in my thoughts. Please take good care of yourself.
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Candii
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   Posted 6/16/2007 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   

hippimom, smokeyswife, emmi, justchattin, dbab, mom46, ericsmom, thankyou for you thoughts and prayers. You are all so helpful.

Today I am taking things very slow. I have a headache from coming off steriods too fast. And to add more torture I am on day 3 of NO COFFEE. Boohooo. I am trying to get off coffee to increase my chances of no more palpitations. I miss the energy I got from coffee. I am still really weak. My whole body still aches and I have a nagging pain that radiates to my foot. It's not bad. Just annoying. I'm taking Vicodin now. I want COMFORT. If that doesn't work then I'm going to make a call. The artery they used at the groin area runs very close to the nerve that runs down your leg. And I think it's a little irritated. So if it doesn't get any better then I'll call. Day 2 and 3 are usually the hardest. I am hoping by tomorrow afternoon to feel a lot better. Please. I see my Rheumy next week too. I'm watching tv and sleeping off and on. So far the surgery has been so worth it.

kitty


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1992, Restless leg syndrome 1998, SVT tachycardia/Arrythmia '06, SLE '07, Raynauds '07....Plaquenil, Hydrochlorothyazide, Cardizem, NorQD, Naproxen, Folic Acid (for mouth/nose sores), Multivitamin, Flonase.


Candii
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   Posted 6/17/2007 2:31 PM (GMT -7)   

Feeling a little better today. I have only had chest pain 2 times so far instead of all day. I can walk without getting short of breath. I am still weak, achy, pain down my legs and headaches off and on. Tomorrow should be even better. Tomorrow I am going to try to leave the house for a short trip to the store. I'm going to try.

 

kitty


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1992, Restless leg syndrome 1998, SVT tachycardia/Arrythmia '06, SLE '07, Raynauds '07....Plaquenil, Hydrochlorothyazide, Cardizem, NorQD, Naproxen, Folic Acid (for mouth/nose sores), Multivitamin, Flonase.


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   Posted 6/17/2007 4:25 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad to hear that today is better than yesterday. Hopefully each day will get a little better. Take care of yourself and keep resting.
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Meds:  Plaquenil 400mg; Prednisone 5-10mg; Tramadol 100mg 3-4x daily; Amitriptyline 25mg; Neurontin 200mg; Prevacid; Steriod Cream and Mouth Rinse for tongue and mouth ulcers; Hydrocodone 5/500 prn for severe pain; Restasis eye drops

 

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smokeyswife
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   Posted 6/18/2007 3:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitty I am glad to hear that you are feeling better then you were. Please don't over do it though, rest and take it easy and hopefully each new day will bring you closer to full healing.
 
God Bless,
Connie
 
 
 
 
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CNSKris
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   Posted 6/18/2007 7:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitty - Very happy to see you made it through surgery with no major complications. As you know that heart stuff wipes you out. I hope you are spoiled for a while and remember to take your time getting back on your feet. Nice to know your well loved and you don't have to live with those heart inconsistencies. Those palps drive you nuts! Glad to hear you aren't suffering from that any more. I'm sure with rest, you will regain your strength. Very proud of you! - Kristin

Candii
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   Posted 6/18/2007 4:45 PM (GMT -7)   

Thankyou hippimom, smokeyswife, and cnskris for all you support. It means a lot to me. tongue

Today is better than yesterday. I didn't have to stay on the heating pad all day. I'm heating pad free. lol I was able to get some groceries and then I was exhausted. So now I'm back home and resting. Still have a little chest pain this afternoon but not bad. I'm going to call the cardiologist tomorrow morning and make sure this is still expected. I will be glad when I'm back to Lupie normal. lol. Mouth sores are trying to invade my upper palate. nono I'm taking some extra folic acid and using my magic mouth wash to hopefully get rid of them. I was so happy that with all this stress on my body I was able to make it this far without mouthsores. I'm still achy, tired, headache only this afternoon (improvement), neck is sore and pain down both legs has decreased a lot. Flexeril is being very good to me. I haven't taken any Vicodin today either. Yeaaaa! I just keep telling myself that everyday I will feel better. I see my Rheumy soon too. I have so many doctors to see this month I could make it a part time job.

kitty


Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome 1992, Restless leg syndrome 1998, SVT tachycardia/Arrythmia '06, SLE '07, Raynauds '07....Plaquenil, Hydrochlorothyazide, Cardizem, NorQD, Naproxen, Folic Acid (for mouth/nose sores), Multivitamin, Flonase.


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   Posted 6/18/2007 9:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Kitty,

You're doing a remarkable job and I think a lot of it is due to your great attitude. Please keep taking care of yourself by resting after activity now that you're feeling up to doing a bit of something. Let us know what your dr. has to say. Hope the mouth sores stay under control.

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   Posted 6/19/2007 4:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Kitty it sounds like you are heading in the right direction. I will continue to send healing thoughts your way, hoping for a continued improvment each new day.
 
Connie
 
 
 
 
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   Posted 6/19/2007 5:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kitty.  It's great that your surgery went well.  All those docs had better keep you ticking smoothly!  I'm surprised you were able to make it to the grocery store.  Try to keep resting and I hope you feel better soon. (((hugs))) 

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   Posted 6/19/2007 11:56 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi kitty--
Sorry you had to go through that surgery but I'm so glad it seems to be working and that you are healing so fast. I hope that you continue to do well. I think my son may eventually need something similar and it's nice to know that you can recover reasonably fast. It sounds like you are really doing the right things to help yourself get better soon. Good wishes and prayers that the surgery is a complete, longlasting success and that you are comfortable and get back to normal soon.
Love, Marji
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