Thanks for the messages thought it would be easier to update here.
As far as physio goes well it was a non starter (sadly) just a quick recap:
I had my bypass op on the 2nd June, was released from hospital (unusually) from the ITU after 4 days because they needed my bed.
On 19th June I had a home visit from the Cardio nurse who said that I was doing okay and they would be in touch re physio assessment and sessions re food, exercise etc.
I was sent a date for physio assessment on 10th August, this was later cancelled. I was eventually sent a new date of 31st August. On that day I had a shower and changed into my gym things. About an hour before my appointment I had a phone call saying the physio had shingles and they would leave me make the decision whether to keep the appointment or not, obviously the answer was not!! They could not give me a date for another appointment.
Well it was now nearly 13 weeks post op and I needed to get back to some form of normality so decided that once I felt well enough I would start working again, I am officially retired but do some assessment for new police recruits on an ad hoc basis.
I was offered some work in Manchester on 18th September and decided that as long as I was up to it I would do it. My work is not manually hard so why not???
Anyway, I felt really well and did the work, in the meantime I get another appointment for the physio assessment for (would you believe it) 21st September which would be about 16 weeks post op IMHO way way way too long after the operation. I decided to phone and cancel and TBH the physio I spoke to didn't seem too bothered ( 1 more off the list) I was told it would be weeks before another appointment was available and I had been offered more work so just decided to come off the list.
I was am still am a bit disappointed by the way I have been treated as apart from the cardiac nurse, the nurses at the 'wound clinic' who dressed and removed my drainage stitches, my GP who gave me pain killers and the DR who discharged me I have not had any on going care and certainly no physio.
I still walk but with the work I have been doing I have found it hard to find the time and the diet has gone to pot.
That is all the negative stuff!!
The new kitchen has caused me stress but it is at last FINISHED!!! I did have the wrong worktops delivered and problems getting the fitters to come back. My American fridge freezer is lush - I just love it!!
My belated 60th party will be on Saturday (anyone near Pontypridd is welcome) and I have a cleaner coming on Friday morning as after the ripping out of the kitchen, my recuperation and working solid for the last month (finished today) I decided a deep clean my someone else was the order of the day - I hate housework anyway
I do have another week of work on 23rd October in Coventry but then I am off to Cyprus on 30th for 2 weeks in a bedroom with pool!!! My first holiday in 2 years and I am so excited, I can't wait!!
The kitchen went way way way over budget (I did actually have a budget in mind)
I have also booked a 2 week break with family in Vegas in March, all now paid for, this will be my 14th trip so also excited about that.
So I am now back to living my life as before, the op was certainly a success as I have no angina pain anymore although I do still take the Beta blockers but nothing else heart related.
I am looking forward to my 2 holidays and Christmas - yes I used the C word
I have had no further issues with nerve pain, muscular pain or skeletal pain in well over a month so am very optimistic.
I have worked solidly for nearly a month (with weekends off) and yes, I am tired, but I would be tired under normal circumstances so hopefully it is onward and upwards.
I am about to read the other posts and catch up on all the news, new and old.
I hope everyone is doing okay, I really do, I have had my ups and downs but hopefully it's up up up all the way now!!
Hopefully I have attached a picture of my new accessories and the colour scheme of my kitchen just to bore you!!
Love to all!!