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Old 06-09-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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Hospitalization and FM

I have been hospitalized twice the last month for chest pains and tachycardia of 180 beats per minute. I have received every cardiac test there is. I have had irradiated chemicals injected, CAT scans, echocardiograms, x-rays, stress tests, I sear they must have taken gallons of blood.

As you have guessed I am in the biggest CFS/FM flare of all times. It has taken me a week just to sit on the couch. My fatigue is whipping my a**.

This Monday I am having a Cardiac Ablation. Essentially they are going to stick a catheter wire in my heart and burn the areas of my heart where the electrical problems are. They are hoping that this will get rid of my racing heart episodes. Unfortunately, I'm allergic to local annestetics so I'm hoping they will give me enough "happy juice" to make the 6 hour procedure a happy time. Doesn't that sound like fun?

I'm taking bets on how this ablation will beat me down. I'm a teacher on summer vacation but I don't wan't to spend my entire vacation in bed.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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Re: Hospitalization and FM

hi,
i've had ablations in some pretty fragil places and did great bouncing back. the happy juice keeps you lulled enough you really don't remember much if anything. how cool that they can do that and get your heart to chill out.
bummer you are in a flare. they make other stuff harder to cope with emotionally. sending you energy from my mountains, the lake and friend redwood tree. be at peace, it will be what it is and we all know how much cfs and fibro love us to stress. they gobble it up and vomit up body pain.
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Good Luck with the surgery! You will be so much better when it's over with & you're all healed up
Wishing you a quick recovery!
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Wishing you a speedy recovery - the good news is they're operating very quickly so you'll then have the rest of the summer to recover and enjoy yourself
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Old 06-12-2012, 06:45 PM   #5
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Re: Hospitalization and FM

Well ,I made it through my procedure in one piece. I'm not feeling as bad as I thought I was going to. My Dr really went out of the way to find a local that would work. They had the hospital pharmacist research what locals I couldn't have and determine what locals that may work. He found one that I could use. Thank goodness.

I had happy juice but I was semi awake for most of the procedure. They kept giving me more. By the difficult part of the procedure I was asleep. I had a nice nap and woke up a few hours later.

He wasn't able to find any areas in my heart that needed ablation. He said there are four kind of electrical issues with a heart like mine. Mine is the one that doesn't respond to ablation. The next step is using a holder device to try to capture the irregular heartbeats and meds to stop them from happening again.
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Re: Hospitalization and FM

So glad they got you some good happy juice!
I have a fibro friend that has spent the last couple summers in bed recouperating from surgeries. It can really put you in a bad flare.
Good luck on this next procedure.

 
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So glad they got you some good happy juice!
I have a fibro friend that has spent the last couple summers in bed recouperating from surgeries. It can really put you in a bad flare.
Good luck on this next procedure.

 
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