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I was admitted to hospital mid November with large PE in both
lungs and a lung infection, was discharged after 2 weeks and then
readmitted 6 days later with Chest Infection/Pneumonia and was in
for just over a week.
The hospital have no idea why I got these blood clots and was only
diagnosed after a blood test and CT scan.
I have been at home now for just under 7 weeks and am so paranoid
and aware of everything in my body.
I am on Apaxibam 5mg twice a day, betablockers,
antibiotics (3rd time since I have been discharged)
Was on Raparimil 2.5mg twice a day but this got
changed 2 days ago when I went to the hospital as cough was
driving me mad and hurting, also had the feelings of a really
heavy /pronounced heartbeat, the doctor has now put me on
Irbesartan 75mg once a day.
I potter around my home and I have tries going out (not far just
to end of road) and have occasionally gone a little dizzy and not
feeling great.When I try and go for a little walk, I seem to get feelings of a panic attack and just want to get back home. I wonder if I will ever get back to normal.
I went back to the hospital for another Echocardiograme the other day as the cardiologist wanted me to have one 6 weeks after discharge. Whilst I was in hospital I had an echocardiograme and a heart MRI test and it showed that the left side was only working at 15%. The result from the latest one is that it is now working normally (which is great news), however the right side is still under strain due to the clots.
I know that it has only been 6 weeks and have been told that it
will take months, but I am just worried that I seem to be feeling
worse some days than when I came out of hospital.
I get the feelings of chest heaviness at times, the feelings of rapid heartbeats and sometimes my breathing feels weird. My cardiologist has tried to reassure me but I do get so worried that there is something wrong again. I have an appointment with the respiratory in a few weeks.
Just wonder if anyone else has had similar experiences.
Thanks for listening to my moan
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