Thank you for all your wonderful caring positive comments. Sorry about spelling mistakes . Difficult to see in the dark , strict nurse said lights out at 11 ! Who are we to argue ? Bob , as for sleep , hospitals are full of sick people moaning and groaning ! But apart from that the nurse came round every hour to take my blood pressure and release the pressure on the valves around the groin area . I can only describe this as a raised bubble full of pumped in air totally sealed with the ability to draw out a small amount of air , yes, every hour during the night ! This new way of healing the open wound draws the 2 cut edges together over 12 hours , and it works ! Bit of bleeding but wipes are wonderful things . One size does all ! succumbed to the dreaded bed pan once more during the night . Feel free to use your imagination , but don't leave it till the last minute , they don't hold that much ! Throat slowly feeling a lot less like the bottom of a birdcage . so at 0700 I'm informed of today's events . Eco scan first . Managed a biscuit and a cuppa plus a loo break en route . I can shuffle off the wheelchair to the loo , and the ' bubbles ' have gone with just 2 large dressings in place. My legs feel a bit numb and my groin a bit sore , but nothing I can't handle . it's good to hear the old ticker beating in formation , not a second rate brass band tuning up ! no burning sensation in chest area , woohoo ! Docs have been round with the update . Next appt in 3 months with Dr Norman at frimley park , Dr jones was in charge here at harefield . Nothing but praise for everyone involved . Been given gastro tablets to take for 2 weeks in case of tummy problems . Few more blood pressure/ blood tests awaiting results . Back onto my normal drugs except digoxin .
Nothing can stop me !
Lisa. ( 1 more blog to go ! )