Thanks all! I do feel pretty good! I was hurting today when I had a CT scan - the process of lying down, holding my arms over my head, then having to it up again REALLY hurt, and it was right at the time I was due for my pain meds, but once they kicked in it was fine. I'm holding off the pain meds for the moment as I feel fine - I want to start weaning off them. i only seem to feel discomfort now if something actually happens - ie. the CT scan.
My lungs are still not the best, but getting a bit better. I'm sooooo ready to get out of here though, I'm climbing the walls just about! At this stage I should be able to go home on Wednesday.
I thought my recovery was jut average, but there's a guy across the hall who had similar surgery the day after me and he looks horrible
He's only 37, so not old my any means. He's getting blood transfusions (which I haven't needed), and can barely get out of bed so still has his tubes all in, whereas I can walk relatively easily. So I realise just how lucky I've been.
I'm certainly not worried about the scar, it looks so good, and it means I'm alive!
I spoke to DH this morning when he was home to ask him to bring a couple of things in, and Lily was mewing away at him - she's so cute! They've all been snuggling with him every night he's been home (I don't need him here at night).
My looks certainly vary, apparently i was very pale and sick looking after my CT scan, but generally it's fine. My hair only looks good because it's so oily that it doesn't move
Apparently I can have a shower tomorrow! Woohoo!
I also got my external pacemaker wires pulled today. They were there just in case I needed my heart restarted since it's pretty fragile right now. It was so weird. They're quite thin wires, but the ends are coiled, and they're about 30cm (12 inches) long, so she started pulling them and kept pulling! It wasn't painful, but oh man it was so weird feeling the coiled bits being pulled from around my heart and through my chest! DH said the look on my face was priceless
Anyway, that's all for today!
Hope you're well, can't wait to get home and catch up on everything!