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Old 09-19-2009, 02:14 PM   #1
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why are you still sleepy 4 weeks after open heart surgery

why do you still get tired and sleepy 4 weeks into open heart surgery? I thought it was supposed to get better after time.

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Old 09-19-2009, 04:36 PM   #2
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Re: why are you still sleepy 4 weeks after open heart surgery

When our bodies go through trauma, our brains must put us to sleep, so we can heal and recover. If you are sleepy, sleep. It will make your recovery better and faster.

 
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Old 09-19-2009, 09:29 PM   #3
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Re: why are you still sleepy 4 weeks after open heart surgery

After my open heart surgery I was fine as long as I kept myself busy but whenever I sat down and relaxed...my eyes would close. I would only sleep 10 ro 15 minutes and then I was fine again. My surgery was in April of 08 but I still find myself falling asleep for a few minutes if I set down to watch TV no matter what time. Not as much as before though so it does get better. Could be the medication (toprolol 75mg) I keep forgetting to ask the Dr about that.

 
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Re: why are you still sleepy 4 weeks after open heart surgery

I don't think 4 weeks is very long at all...what does your doctor say about your recovery?

 
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Re: why are you still sleepy 4 weeks after open heart surgery

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I don't think 4 weeks is very long at all...what does your doctor say about your recovery?
I havent seen my doctor yet i see him for this first time since my surgery tomorrow. i see my surgeon and my cardiologist.

 
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