Day 2 at home (5 days post op)
Currently on an aspirin regimen, metoprolol to suppress any bouts of afib and Tramadol for pain.
Bowel movements are not an issue nor hunger or energy. But sleep is a bit of a strange phenomenon as I don't ever feel that I am really asleep or awake. I'm an incredibly light sleeper now and find myself waking up a few times at night drenched in sweat with heart rate above 105. It calms back down to the 80 range after laying back down and assuring myself that everything's ok. I sweat quite often now and have to change my clothes or carry around a wet towel to cool myself. I feel as if I am having mini heat flashes. But then again I also get cold real easily too and my hands feel like they are freezing. When I walk around the house I feel light headed as if I'm in a bit of a haze. It could be the drugs or my body trying to repair itself from the major trauma it recently suffered.
Good Morning Anthony!
I had frequent PVC's before my OHS and now having them again 11 months post op. I was on a telemetry monitor for 5 weeks immediately following surgery and again for 1 month just recently. Nothing serious was detected. We think the PVC's are brought on by exercise and stress. I was an avid runner leading up to my surgery and started jogging again about two months ago. I am scheduled for a stress test and echo cardiogram later this week to make sure my heart is structurally sound though. I'm careful to watch my alcohol intake and use of antihistamines, both bring on PVC's for me.
Like you, I also have PVC's around meal time and mostly when I lie down. Sleeping has been difficult at times, adding to the stress. There is some great information on the Mayo Clinic website about PVC you may want to checkout. As much as they freak me out, I'm trying to learn how to manage and deal with them. I was hoping they would go away after surgery, however, that doesn't look like that's going to happen.
Be well Anthony.