(Copied from reddit)
Hey. I recently made a bitcoin transaction for the first time in a while. The transaction fees have gone through the roof (!!) since the last time I used it, and I figured it would be no issue to use the default fee on my electrum wallet (104 sat/byte).
I now realize this was a big mistake. My transaction is stuck in mempool and I don't know what to do about it.
What should I do? How long do transactions stay in mempool before they are not considered "sent" anymore and I can spend the bitcoins in another transaction? Is there a way to retroactively attach a higher transaction fee to my transaction?
I'd really appreciate any help with this. Having your money stuck in digital limbo sucks.