Sorry I have not been in touch since my last post relating to seeing my Surgeon on 6th February 2018
Well what a day that was, everything went well in fact it was a whirlwind day, saw him at approx 11;15am and by 11:45am I was on my way home to pack a bag and return to James Cook Hospital to have my x3 bypass the very next day. If it was not for the ultimate professionalism of Mr Ralph White I would have gone into meltdown, he had an amazing approach he was straight to the point, empathetic, thorough with a lovely human side to him which made the decision easier.
So.. here I am having had 2 nights at home and progressing well.
What can I say about all the staff from James Cook Cardio wards, simply amazing!! Working under very difficult constraints, staffing shortages, managing wards,long hours, limited beaks the list goes on, however these people keep battling on through. We must cherish our NHS staff and support them in the years ahead.
Anyone who is facing surgery soon, you will be in good hands, one thing I would recommend, try and stay positive as you can. Its not a walk in the park but if I can do it anyone can as I am an absolute jellyback. (I could sleep in a bucket).
I would also like to thank all posters who messaged with their support leading up to my surgery.
Feel free to message me if I can be of any help.