I was sleeved on Mon June 3. On Sunday June 9 I was admitted to the hospital through the ER due to multiple blood clots in my lungs. I thought I was doing so well. I was only in pain when I tried to inhale deeply. Otherwise, I was fine. I am a little freaked out. More than a little freaked out. I kind of regret having the surgery now.
So sorry, I know this is a scary thing. Although PE is common with any surgery, let me assure you plenty of ppl who didn't have surgery get them too. Now you are at risk and know the signs and symptoms. You will be on heparin in the hospital and will go home on coumadin. Make sure you get plenty of education in the hospital regarding how this will effect your lifestyle and what foods you should limit (foods high in Vitamin K). Your nurse will be able to provide you with print material. Get better soon and keep up the good work!
So sorry that you have the blood clots - I am very glad that you recognized the symptoms and sought help. I totally understand your being freaked out - I think we all would be! But you will get the help you need - and I pray that you will have a speedy recovery and will soon enjoy the benefit of the surgery once the terrible side effect that you are suffering is past!
I know exactly how you feel! I was hospitalized with multiple blood clots in my portal and superior mesenteric veins about 10 days after surgery. It was awful! There were so many days when I regretted having the surgery. You will get through this. I am now eight weeks out and I have turned the corner. This weekend was the best I have felt in years. I kept up with my six year old at a water park all day long. We rode every ride and climbed more stairs than I probably have in the last year! It was so much fun. One of my goals post surgery was to be able to go out and live each day to the fullest and not just sit on the sidelines and watch life pass me by. I am doing that now and soon you will be too! Hang in there! It will get better :)
I had a blood clot in my lungs in 1980. I survived.
Once you are in the hospital being treated, the biggest danger is over - or so they told me at the time. It's a good thing they caught yours. Sometimes ERs will blow you off because your symptoms can be vague. I thought I had the flu and then that I had pulled a muscle in my back!