About August last year I started having chest pains when taking a walk, as my dad died at 52 of a heart attack I started the medical journey which eventually resulted in a single bypass 3 weeks ago today (I had Stroke 4 days after the angiogram in January that luckily had little log term impact)
My shock was going to ITU for just 4 days and due to shortage of beds I was released home straight home from there after just 4 days - I should have gone from ITU to high dependency to ward just to prepare me. I have no doubt that I was medically okay it was just not being mentally prepared.
I tried sleeping in my bed for 2 days but after getting no sleep (or very little) I moved onto the recliner for 5 nights where I slept better.
My drainage stitches were removed at a 'drop in' clinic after just 7 days.
I have seen the cardiac nurse (Monday) and go back to see the surgeon on the 17th July when I hope I get the go ahead to drive.
Still feeling a bit weak and have feelings of depression (not for anything specific just waves of this feeling). Luckily they don't last long.
I am about to catch up on the posts just to check I am 'on course', my overall suprise is the lack of info and medical help after treatment I suppose that is a sign of NHS money problems. I just hope I continue to improve without too many hic-cups!