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Old 03-21-2011, 03:28 PM   #411
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Well, had my last home care nursing visit. Another milestone. She thinks this pain/discomfort on my right breast may be a hematoma in the scar tissue. She suggested I use a heating pad or hot water bottle, and hopefully my body will absorb it. That's about the only thing that really bothers me. Ans it kinda hurts when I breath. But noone can hear anything in my lungs, so that's why they think it's just a blood bruise.

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Well, had my last home care nursing visit. Another milestone. She thinks this pain/discomfort on my right breast may be a hematoma in the scar tissue. She suggested I use a heating pad or hot water bottle, and hopefully my body will absorb it. That's about the only thing that really bothers me. Ans it kinda hurts when I breath. But noone can hear anything in my lungs, so that's why they think it's just a blood bruise.
Thanks for the update.

Did the visiting nurse give you a special, going-away, treatment?
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Thanks for the update.

Did the visiting nurse give you a special, going-away, treatment?
Pappers, I'm shocked.

(No, especially since my mom and sister were both in the room.)
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So, it wasn't exactly like "Candy Stripers"? huh...

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I've been away from the boards for a while, just found this thread and read through the whole thing.

Very glad you are getting better revvy, I hope the pain in your side does go away soon, and that you are able to get your endurance back quickly.

manhattanksbrewer I hope your surgery goes well today and I'll be praying for you.

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Well, as of this afternoon my heart is officially beating on it's own. I had my appointment with the pacemaker specialists today. And it turns out the pacemaker's been doing 100% of the work since they put it in.

But the techs were able to detect my own rhythm under it all. So they took the readouts to the doctor and he confirmed that my heart was working on it's own, so they reset the pacemaker "all on" to "as needed."

I have to self monitor how I feel over the next few days to make sure. And I see the pacemaker doc in 8 weeks so they can see how many times it's gone off since then.

But it's a nice feeling to know that that part of my heart is working ok as well. It was upsetting to end up needing one, on top of the valve replacement. It was kinda a kick in the teeth to have to have one, when the valve was supposed to make me better than before. Getting this felt/feels like a step back. But at least now it's more for emergencies than running me.

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I can understand how it would seem like a step back, Revvy, the emotional recovery must be a challenge, too. Congratulations on the good news!

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