Post Op Immediate Shortness of Breath when walking
Hello: I had myectal surgery on 9/16, about six weeks ago. Since being released about a week later I found I had immediate shortness of breath just from standing up and walking a short distance. I have been back to the hospital near home in an attempt to identify the issue and other than a pulmonary embolism (minor) there wasn’t anything specific to explain what I was experiencing. My vitals are back to normal, or as close to normal as reasonable. It’s like I am hyperventilating from a panic attack, however there is no anxiety or even an expectation of anxiety prior to this occurring, so I’m pretty sure this is not the issue. I have no heart pain although still have irregular heartbeats, although they seem less in frequency and intensity.
Has anyone experienced this? If so, what was the cause? I was short of breath prior to surgery after minor exertion but what I am experiencing now is completely different. Kinda at my wits end so any feedback is sincerely appreciated.