Surgery - Tsahvan

Procedure or Surgery Associated with Hodgkin Disease. Posted on April 30, 2014 View this journey (4 Experiences)

Before finding out for sure what the lump in my lungs was, doctors said it had caused the lining of my heart to fill up with fluid and compress the heart, pushing my resting heart rate over 140. In the ER, they did emergency tamponade surgery to drain the fluid they could, and the rest drained out from a tube in my chest over the next week. Took about 1.5 months to recover enough that my heart rate didn't skyrocket from just standing up, and still waiting for the tube hole to heal entirely.

Went as Expected: Agree
Minimal Recovery: Disagree
Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree

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