Just wondering if anyone on the list has problems with their Vagus Nerve since transplant.
I seem to have an episode about every four months. Today I was out weeding the garden, flower beds, and picking up crab apples. It was hot today - in the high 80s. I think that I must have been dehydrated. I set down my weed bucket on my patio steps to clip a couple of spent flowers in the flower pot and whoops out I went - sprawled out on the steps. I usually don't go into a complete faint but today I did. Wouldn't you know it my husband had just went to the store and I was alone. When I came out of the swoon I was literally in a sweat from head to toe. The patio door was locked as well as the garage. This Vegus nerve affects your intestinal track as well and I needed to get into the bathroom as fast as possible. Wow all I could think of was "what am I going to do?" We live on a golf course and their wasn't a soul in sight. Lucky for me the front door was unlocked. After a glass of water I took a long two hour nap. Feel good tonight!
The first time I ever had one of my many episodes I was at the beach picking up agates - I guess the up and down kicked it off. I thought that I was dying for sure. I remember thinking this is it! My doc says that my Vegus Nerve was damaged during surgery. So - I must not wear my clothing too tight around my waist, get dehydrated or wave my hands around like an Italian. No, disrespect to Italian people. But I can get pretty expressive when I am talking or get exited.
Hope you are all doing well.