Bottom Line for me: Ten Days (Jan 30-Feb. 8, 2018) which included TWO separate illnesses/diseases and TWO different hospitalizations; I am home now (came home on the 8th) and beginning to feel some better with each passing day!
On Jan. 30th I headed to the hospital doubling over in extreme pain, and was diagnosed with a terrible Stomach Bacterial Infection (called SCLEROSING MESENTERITIS) Then on Feb 5 I was back in the hospital, with a very very rapid heart rate, and was diagnosed with A-Fib (ATRIAL FiBRILLATION).... Over the two visits, I was in the hospital for a total of 6 days/7 nights.
You probably have as many questions as I do... Why? How could these two things happen so close together? Are they connected? ETC ETC ETC..... My answer: I have no idea... I do know that I have had stomach problems and sleep problems for a long time --but nothing as painful as what put me in the hospital the first time recently... I always have to be careful what I eat, how much, etc... BUT ----?????
About the A-Fib (rapid heart rate), I have no idea what could have caused it... I have never had any heart problems at all and even no high blood pressure.... BUT-- I do know (and most of you do also) that I have had a lot of stress on my through 2017. Stress can cause all kinds of problems --even to a healthy person like I thought I was!!!!! I also read that A-Fib can begin from infections (which is what I had with my stomach)... AND---I also am ANEMIC --so that can cause A-Fib.... That's about all of the possible answers I can come up with now....
I have a detailed/by day record of my life during those 10+ days IF you are interested in reading more.... You'll have to email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or message me (if you have Messenger) if you want a copy.... Some people might be interested in reading more and others may not.... Not a problem at all for me!!!!!! I do know that I have to live with the A-Fib FOREVER now --and be very careful to get the correct dosages, just for me, (of my 3 medications I came home with). If any of you suffer from A-Fib, I'd love to hear from you since this is all SO NEW to me.
I'm not anywhere near 100% now ---and probably won't be a month from now. I will just keep on trying to move forward and get well.... I'm not sure how much energy I have to answer your posts anytime soon --but I do try to at least read them. In the meantime, keep me in your thoughts and prayers.
My WORD right now is IMPROVEMENT!!!!!!
AND --thanks to my George who is the best nurse in the entire world!!! Bless his heart.