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Had a knee op 3 weeks ago, woke up 13 days ago just before 3am and experienced heart palpitations and shortness of breath (which I’d had for a couple of days previously but explained it away). Ambulanced to A&E who pretty rapidly diagnosed large bilateral PEs and heart strain.
Was on CCU for 4 days and also had an IVC filter inserted once they located the original DVT (behold my bad knee). Was on thinning injections until my discharge 10 days later and was put on Rivaroxaban.
I have been a wreck since I’ve been home, ended up back in A&E last night due to a bit of blood after a coughing fit, they did an ECG and saw a small change, cue me getting into a right state, they checked my ddimmer (still elevated but that was expected) and troponin (negative thank god) and sent me home as were happy that the change was nothing to worry about.
I am just an absolute mess; anxiety, panic attacks, crying regularly. It doesn’t help that I am still very much incapacitated with my leg (had quite a big op).
I’m just so scared at the time, and am having flashbacks of the night it all happened.
Anyone got any advice/words of wisdom?
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