Home from hospital

Hi everyone,

I finally came home from hospital on Friday after my hysterectomy - apparently I'm the longest hospital stay my consultant has ever had, but he wasn't going to let me out until he was completely happy (which I was totally fine with!)

Due to the fact that I'm not on anti-coags for my AF (CHADSVASC score of 1), he was concerned that over the next 6 weeks of relative inactivity I would be at greater risk of clotting / stroke so has kindly sent me home with 6 weeks' worth of blood thinning injections to self-administer. I know some people on the forum have asked about having operations with AF so thought it worth mentioning this.

My AF (or tachycardia? Even pulse at 139 bpm) kicked in twice while I was in - first time a few hours after the operation which lasted about 15 hours, then a couple of days later but only for an hour. All fine since then - I think my body has worked out which way is up and how to get back into control!

All looking good!


9 Replies

  • Hi Caroline, it's good to hear that all is well now. I wish you a speedy AF free recovery.

    Best wishes


  • Thank you for posting Caroline - I'm glad all went fairly well and that your heart has settled down again.

    Wishing you a comfortable, speedy recovery, xx

  • Sounds like your surgeon is on top of it! Great to get excellent care. Just out of curiosity, why were you not on an anticoagulant for your AF? Heal gently and take good care of yourself!

  • Hi SRMGrandma,

    I've had a number of discussions with different cardiologists and my EP about anticoags and the outcome has always been that I don't need them at the moment. Risk factors are low (only score 1 for being female) - that may change, particularly once I get to 65 but that's still 20 years off! While they're happy (particularly the EP), I'm happy!

    Thanks for the good wishes.


  • Great to hear you are back home and well. Enjoy the clexane jabs. You will look like spotted dick after a while if you are like I was. Ran out of places to stick it after a while! Of course sods law was that there was a shortage of the size I was supposed to have so I had to do two each time. You do get used to it. ha ha.

    Don't over do it now.


  • Thanks Bob. I looked like I'd had a fight with a hedgehog when I came out of hospital! Fortunately I've just got 1 to do each day - just like the IVF days!


  • Wishing you a full and speedy recovery, glad all is going well.


  • Don't run before you can walk. Enjoy??? the clexane jabs and don't plan on wearing a bikini any time soon. Fortunately I only had a couple but OH had 6 weeks of my efforts! Hope you soon feel fine again. Best wishes Wendy B

  • Thanks everyone for the good wishes. It's hard doing very little but I'm trying to be good!


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