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  • Shortness of Breath

    During my 3rd week of recovery from the myectomy I developed fluid on my lung and had to have it drained. What an experience. I would almost rather go through the surgery again than have a liter of fluid drained. They said there was nothing I could have done differently to avoid this happening as it's a 50% chance with heart surgery of this occurring. And there is a 50% chance of it reoccuring! Lucky me. Anyway that was the reason for the acute shortness of breath.

    I haven't been on since this last incident and I was wondering if anyone has heard from Doug since his surgery?

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    Re: Shortness of Breath

    Elizabeth, I'm sorry you had to go thru this, but at least there was a problem with a definite treatment. Hope you move forward quickly now. Don't be afraid to call your doctor if you have concerns. Keep us posted. Linda


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