Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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Fainting

My feeling is that what made me faint on Monday was vasovagal syncope, and I think this is because my vagus nerve is more vulnerable than it used to be following my various abdominal operations, and it's getting bumped about. Complicated by 'Typical triggers for vasovagal syncope include... extremes of emotion...watching someone else give blood' (plenty of that in the film) when I had this in Brittany in the summer it was after plunging into cold water (ie the Atlantic).

The doctor kind of hinted that this was the problem (though she said 'solar plexus' probably thinking I didn't know what the vagus was) and suggested various things I could do to avoid it. I am seeing my surgeon, goodness knows when, and I'll see what he thinks.
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