Moonbeam Posted December 29, 2018 Share Posted December 29, 2018 My husband had a pneumonectomy of his left lung on Dec. 10th. We have been home for about two weeks. Last night, my husband got up to use the bathroom. As he reached the toilet, he fainted and landed in a seated position where he then lost his bowels. He was only out for a few seconds. He feels a cold darkness and then he faints. This happened last weekend as well. It seems to be in response to pain. His ribs hurt so bad when he woke and continued until I gave him 600mg of Advil. He walked yesterday, had a good day. Went out to eat and was very mobile. He only had a bagel in the am and then dinner. He feels it may be because he hasn't eaten too much. His blood pressure last night was i believe, 98/74 and this morning, 123/66. This morning, he is a bit sore on the right side from the fall and his left is about a 4 on a 1-10 scale. Last night, the pain was about an 11 he said. Has anyone had this before? I have reached out to his surgeon and am awaiting a response. I have fed him breakfast and added a bit more salt to his eggs. Drinking gatorade. I am going to purchase a walker to help in the middle of the night.. Obviously I am concerned as I don't like the fainting part and am worried. When does the pain in the ribs go away? My heart breaks for him and he is so embarrassed that I had to help clean him up. I don't mind obviously..I'm just worried. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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