So yesterday I went for my second review and to pick up the results of a host of blood tests a week ago.
Again the (new to the practice) GP was very through checking BP, weight, pulse and oedema. It was felt that the oedema had cleared (post-op electrolyte imbalance) and that I could now drop the Frusemide. I then mentioned my severe tiredness and my heat-related hypotension theory. It was felt that this should not be an issue as my BP was similar to the last visit (but yesterday morning was about 10C cooler than the days before!). However, there were issues with the blood tests. My iron levels were in the anaemic range and the liver function (LFT) out of range. The former will be rerun in two weeks as I may still be in recovery mode (I had a transfusion during surgery and this is apparently not done if avoidable). If not in range iron tablets will be considered. The LFT will also be repeated the statin treatment reviewed (it was increased by a factor of four after surgery).
Fortunately, everything else (kidney function, U&Es, HbA1c, cholesterol) was all fine. So progressing but slowly!