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Granddaughter has surgery and I crash hard

Discussion in 'Post-Exertional Malaise, Fatigue, and Crashes' started by soxfan, Jun 28, 2018.

  1. soxfan

    soxfan Senior Member

    North Carolina
    I know stress can cause a crash but this one I am having now is the worse ever in 10 years. My four year old granddaughter had open heart surgery on Tuesday. It was the longest four hours of my life and I was terrified for her.
    Surgery went beautifully and the doctor said she did great during the whole procedure. We saw her for a few minutes afterwards but came right home. I collapsed in relief on my bed.

    I was pretty wiped out but managed to make dinner ...slept like a log all night. Yesterday I woke pretty tired but not exhausted or crashed. We went to the hospital and I stayed with her for maybe 3 hours. Afterwards we came right home and into bed I went. I again slept like a log.

    This morning I got up to complete depletion of energy...I felt as though the blood had been drained from me and I was a walking empty person. It was almost exhausting to take a breath. On top of that I fell down the stairs and have a huge bruise on my back.

    I was unable to even visit her today because the depletion was incredibly bad. I wasn’t sleepy or tired...just complete cellular exhaustion. I rested throughout the day but it did t help much. Anyone else crash with just cellular exhaustion?

    The crazy thing is my granddaughter was up and walking yesterday after having heart surgery and me...well I am crashed in bed...
  2. Pink

    Pink Senior Member

    Tri state area
    @soxfan I'm sorry your granddaughter had to endure heart surgery, poor sweetie! I hope she makes a full recovery!

    Of course you crashed it's only normal. Let yourself rest and recoup some strength.

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