Hello Carol, and welcome to HealthcareMagic forum.
Lets consider your ailments in a step-wise fashion.
-How long have you been diagnosed with diabetes? Long standing diabetes effects the heart and kidneys. An operation for removal of a kidney stone can be done only if your heart and other organs are healthy; but since you are having fluid retention, it would be strenuous to your heart. That's the reason why the surgeon and the anaesthesiologist postponed your surgery and placed you on a kidney drain.
-Swelling of the legs and shortness of breath
could be because of fluid retention; and this can occur as a result of heart or a kidney trouble. Since you have cellulitis
, it is necessary to visit a consultant who would start you on a course of antibiotics. Since you are a diabetic, it is necessary to visit a doctor at the earliest, so that he can start your antibiotic course. Please do not delay your visit to the doctor for your complaint of cellulitis. Please do so immediately.
is a drug used for treating heart complaints like hypertension
and high heart rate
, so it is essential to continue taking the drug. Please DO NOT indulge in activites like dancing, its not only bad for your cellulitis(if you dance bare-foot) and it may strain your heart. So please wait for the cardiologist to do an ECG and take his opinion before you indulge in physical activities. Did you urologist
inform the duration for which you are to keep the kidney drainage tube? if not, please ask him.
- If you can specify the heart murmur
diagnosed during your childhood, it would be of much help. Consult your cardiologist before you consume any food which is rich in fats or oils; its better to stick to the healthy diet as adviced by the cardiologist. Do not ignore the swelling or cellulitis, You need to start antibiotics as per the advice of ur physician and visit the cardiologist for your ECG, feet swelling and breathlessness.
Best wishes and regards.