I’ve got 6 holes, scars, sure they are only 2 weeks old, but chicks dig scars, well that’s what I tell the wife, it’s the bloody bruising from the Clexane injections that looks wrong, but at least that will go soon enough
Yeah the nurse from my Surgeon's clinic pretty much said the same thing today, I wasn't trying to be a hero, I just found it easy and trust me if something felt like it hurt I would stop doing it altogether.
Howdy friends, well the 1st week after surgery has been uneventful and pretty easy so far. I even washed the car and did a bunch of washing today. I wasn’t sure what expect and I know everyone is different, the 1st night at home (2 days after surgery) I found it hard to lie flat so I propped myself up on a few pillows and I slept well, I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to lie flat no dramas tonight. I don’t want to jinx myself but maybe it’s the universe looking after me for what happened on my 1st attemp? So a question to those who’ve already been down this path and I know it’s early days for me, but when does the sipping stop lol, when can you drink without thinking? I reckon concentrating on that has been the hardest thing to remember. Ive lost 5kg since Monday and I’m starting to feel it now which is great, that’s why we all did this to begin with
Had my allergy test today. I had 19 skin pricks and then 19 needles, it seems Rocuronium is what almost killed me, it’s a muscle relaxant that I had anaphylaxis from. So I won’t be having that again, EVER!
Keto is going well, not losing much cause I have enjoyed a few beers here and there, but I haven't gained any weight either. I'm going to do opti break your and lunch from next week with a keto dinner,and then 2 weeks out I'll go fill preop again.
hey there, sorry I haven't been on the forum for a week or so, work has been crazy. I'm still sore but now off the hard core pain meds, can't lie down flat as it loads up my ribs, so I'm sleeping in my recliner which sucks, but again it could be worse, other tasks like getting in and out of the car are much easier, they did say 4-6 weeks and it's been 4 weeks to the day since I checked out for a bit the torn intercostal muscles in my ribs have slowed the healing process. Ive met with my cardiologist, and they are 99.9% sure my heart is tip top as they got really good scans from the echo done in ICU, but they are going to do a stress test where I'm injected with a dye and they will ultrasound my heart, then they put me in a treadmill, get my heartbeat up to 180-200bpm then ultrasound it again, this will show up any small blockages they may have missed, but again it's a precaution for my surgical team. My allergy test is the 28th of this month, then my surgeon on Oct 12th. Providing the heart test is all clear, surgery will happen on Oct 30. I look at all the milestones I had already marked out on my calendar for my post op and I think damn, I'd be up to this stage now, but again given what happened I should just be thankful I'm still here. I must admit, I think I'm going to be very nervous now the initial bravery of the situation has worn off, but I'm sure I'll be in good hands. Finally, thanks for asking.