Stress Hyperglyciemia, Low O2, Normal after surgery?
I had an event ful surgery and first week. Got Stress Hyperglycemia for a few days and had to get insulin. I do not have diabetes, they just checked pre-op. How did that happen. Yikes. Really worries me. Also could not get off of the oxygen at the hospital until thursday and the surgery was monday. I did not go into the hosptial with either problem and am second guessing myself about the surgery after reading about both. HELP!
My O2 level was low after surgery as well and I have never had that problem. I had to stay on O2 during the day and sleep with a CPAP at night. I was using the incentive spirometer every couple of hours and this would help my O2 levels but they would drop again. I think it was because I was not breathing deep because it would hurt. Once I started getting up and around it got better. Honestly the incentive spirometer helped a lot. Just coughing would get things moving in my lungs helped. I hope you are doing better
I had my FIRST, and ONLY, insulin shot the day after surgery in the hospital. So YES, I think stress did it to my body. I was pre-diabetic pre-op but under great control. The low O2, VERY common after surgery. I was running a tad low even with my CPAP due to taking shallow breaths thanks to the painkillers. Just try to relax and let your body heal, it WILL get better!