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    [Continuing Symptoms]

    Author: Nancy Sarvis (---.ia4.marketscore.com)

    Date: 10-14-02 08:27

    My myectomy was done on 9-11-02. That will be 5 weeks Wednesday. I realize I'm still recovering. I do real well during the day. I'm able to do quite a few liitle chores during the day. BUT at night...I used to toss and turn a lot in my sleep now that can't be done due to the soreness from my incision. I wake up after a few hours stiff and sore and hurting. I have to get up, take pain medicine and get something to eat, (I can't take medicine on an empty stomach). Does any of this sound familar? What helps? I've tried about everything. Also how long after a myectomy did you start to drive? Thanks for your input.

    Nancy

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    [Re: Continuing Symptoms]

    Author: Lisa Salberg (---.dyn.optonline.net)

    Date: 10-14-02 09:20

    Nancy

    This is common, yet I would contact your doctor and review the pain medication as there may be options available that may help you sleep longer. You need your rest and with it you will feel beeter, heal better and get your life back sooner!

    Lisa

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    [Re: Continuing Symptoms]

    Author: john jordan (---.public.lawson.webtv.net)

    Date: 10-14-02 11:21

    hi nancy, i had myectomy at CCF on july 15th 2002 and im still sore when i turn when driving. i stated to drive aug. 31st. had to drive 300 miles on sept. 4th. i did ok. talk with drs. it seems like time is the healer. i dont have troulbe sleeping and i returned back to work fulltime on sept. 20th and was wiped out the first week. i am able to rest when i need to as i work out of home. i also had two bypasses so im not sure what the dual recup time requires. hang in there, john

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    [Re: Continuing Symptoms]

    Author: Jerry Salzman (---.indy.rr.com)

    Date: 10-14-02 16:16

    Nancy,

    Tomorrow will be 7 weeks for me and while I am getting better it just really takes time. I also notice that it really depends on what I do on how I feel at night. For example, today I did alot early and then went to Cardiac Rehab and now I feel really really really sore. As for sleeping, are you taking naps? Until yesterday, I took naps every day and it affected how at slept at night. For meds, all I take is ibprofen which works some.

    As for driving, I started slowly at 5 weeks. The first week I only drove locally and my wife drove any long distances. The next week I started driving most of the time. I do feel sore after driving awhile, but it is getting easier.

    Hope this helps.

    Jerry

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    [Re: Continuing Symptoms]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 10-15-02 10:21

    Dear Nancy,

    Please read "good advice for everyone" dated 9-22-02 on the board.

    take care,

    S
    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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