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Just starting back to work after surgery, something - going on today

Posted: Jan 11th, 2018 - 11:00 am

I had my left knee replaced on 11/29/2017.  I've been doing well, healing well, tolerating physical therapy.  I've had some problems with my upper thigh pain but I'm dealing with it and it is getting better.  I started back to work last Monday and things were going well until today.  I had lunch before work and I just started my shift at 11.  First I felt nauseous and I figured that was because I had too much in my stomach.  Then I began feeling extremely fatigued.  I felt as if I had weights on my arms, neck, legs.  I just felt really weak.  I didn't try to get up and walk because I didn't want to fall as I am the only one here.  There was no shortness of breath or dizziness.  The fatigue is just now starting to lift a little.  

Before surgery I had the require tests, including a nuclear stress test and EKG, and my heart beat is strong.  I'm 66 and my EF is 75%.  Yes I am way over weight but I have been working on that and have dropped about 60 pounds over the past year, with a minimum of at least another 60 to go, but I am doing it slowly so hopefully it will stay off. 

I know myself enough to realize I will mention it to the doctor the next visit, but I won't make an appointment before the already scheduled one.  I know...stupid move.  I think I just wanted to put my thoughts and concerns out there since there is no one here I can talk to.  The hazard of working a job from home for me is very little contact with the outside world and not having anyone to really converse with.  If this happens again I will probably bite the bullet and go to the doctor.  

Anyway, thanks for letting me express my concerns.  



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