Sorry, I've posted a lot recently!
I was just lying in bed with slightly achy lungs and a cough and funny feeling in my nose (feels like a cold, dammit) and it came into my head how, two summers ago, I had an operation to remove a tumour in my appendix. I had a diagnosis of 'mild intermittent' asthma at the time, although it had actually been getting worse and worse and I was using about 10 puffs a day at that point (soon after, I would be doing nearly 50 a day). I was given GA. I'm CYPIID6 Ultrarapid so opiates (which they gave me for pain relief) put me into respiratory depression, and I was in recovery for at least 3 hours, in which time the doctors had to keep reminding me to breathe.
Anyway, I got out of the hospital the day after my operation, and went home. The next couple of weeks were mainly spent in bed and propped up on the sofa, but one of the most uncomfortable things was my chest, which ached all the time. I didn't have an embolism or anything, but it ached a lot, all over.
I wondered if this might have been due to the combination of uncontrolled asthma and GA?