is this normal?

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DODEA Teacher
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Date Joined Feb 2012
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   Posted 2/17/2012 4:09 AM (GMT -6)   
I just had my PFO closure surgery on Tuesday, Feb. 14 (how appropriate!) and since then, I'm easily exhausted. I am feeling a tightness in my chest and almost as though something is "poking" me in the chest. My arms hurt. My neck hurts. I feel "fragile." And, I'm constantly in a panic that I will have another stroke. I'm 37 and I had a full stroke about three weeks ago, same time I found out I have cancer. It has been a heck of a month. Does anyone know how likely it is to have a stroke even after the PFO closure? Lying down makes breathing more difficult. Tightness in chest won't go away with resting, either. Makes it worse. I don't know. I just wish someone could tell me, "Okay, this is normal. This means you're having a heart attack and you need to call the ER." I've enjoyed reading the posts on here. Scary stuff. Thanks, Donna

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 2/17/2012 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Dodea, I can not imagine what your going through! I am saying a prayer for you my dear! I have chronic daily migraines. Life is hard but God is good!

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