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Hey Rick, glad it went well. That thing of putting in the IV is an ordeal for me. Most of the vessels in my hands have been damaged from the chemo and all the times they've jammed the F'ing needle in.

Have they put you on a blood thinner yet? This last stent, the put me on Brilinta with a baby aspirin. Leaking blood in small amounts everywhere, even scratches bleed like mad. However, things have been getting much better. More energy, that's for sure.

If there was some damage to the heart muscle, it will take some time to get back to normal. I did notice my blood pressure went nuts for awhile, same with pulse rate. But it has normalized pretty well, take half a BP pill a day, in the evening and everything is fine. I had a series of things happen that affected my breathing and speech, turns out many surgical procedures mess with your breathing and heart rate. Maybe your heart rate is its way of compensating for the blocked vessel If so, I bet it will gradually go down. Look up some breathing and relaxation methods, it helped me.

There was a blood test that detects a chemical that indicates heart tissue damage. You might want to ask if they did it, and if so, what they found. I lucked out. Because I sleep with oxygen, even with almost full blockage, there was enough oxygen to keep the tissue alive.

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I've had some medical issues with my heart, including a recent stent. Lucked out so there was no tissue damage to speak of. I have a thought that the high heart rate may have been a compensation for the blocked vessel. Faster heartbeat to force blood to the cut-off tissue.

You might want to look up some relaxation techniques, they help me. Also, I was having terrible breathing problems until I discovered that I needed to stop breathing so hard. You have to have some CO2 as part of breathing. I learned to breathe more shallowly and to stop the sensations, I learned to hold my breath a bit to build up the CO2. Sounds counterintuitive, but what a help.

Did your doctor put you on a blood thinner? I have to take Brilinta every day with aspirin. It is specific to avoiding blocking up the stent. The side effect is bleeding, bruises and even scratches that bleed profusely. Can't do any surgery for at least a year, including invasive dental work. Are you on some sort of drug for that?

At any rate, glad you got it handled, and I suspect you'll feel better and better over the next month or two.

BTW, I don't let them insert IV needles where they want to because those vessels were damaged by chemo. Once, it took 7 attempts to insert one of those large special IV needels. They don't get to do that to me anymore, and they must use a steel needle, not those nasty, painful flexible plastic jobs.

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The key point is to stop and think. You have received a lot of great support from this forum, take it to heart, no pun intended and go forth.

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Yes I appreciate it guys. Iím just a little disappointed at the moment, oh well .



Tom Iíve been on blood thinners for many years . Now I have to take aspirin also,which gives me issues ,as it plugs my nose making it hard to breath . Sinuses get enflamed or something.
But the two have to be used together for one year ,or the body rejects the stent cutting off circulation again

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All things come in time if one accepts the process. Have 2 stents in and couldn’t be better. You will make it, just pay attention and go with the flow.

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Get back to better than normal, Rick!!

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Tom Iíve been on blood thinners for many years . Now I have to take aspirin also,which gives me issues ,as it plugs my nose making it hard to breath . Sinuses get enflamed or something.
But the two have to be used together for one year ,or the body rejects the stent cutting off circulation again
Rick, the aspirins are not put in the nose. Geez! No wonder you have trouble breathing. Your supposed to swallow them with a little water.
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For your nasal blockage: I started using this a couple of months ago. The bottle has a nozzle that fits into your nostril. Use DISTILLED water!!! Warm it up some and tilt your head over a sink. Put a packet or two of the saline powder (mostly salt) and mix thoroughly. With the nozzle in your nostril, the bottle will be bottom up. Press the small button on the bottom and the water flows. Don't inhale, just let the water flow in, then out. Really clears the nasal passages nicely and it feels good doing it--just don't overheat the water! This won't affect your meds.

This is the bottle, about $10. https://www.amazon.com/Nasal-Bottle-...ateway&sr=8-29

These are the packets of Saline powder, about $10 per 100: https://www.amazon.com/Cleanse-Salin...gateway&sr=8-6
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Glad to hear that is over and you should be on the road to recovery, Rick.
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