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.
So get well Rick. I'm pulling for ya.
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