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2 weeks post 3 x CABG op update

Hi hope you are all well..

Well here we we are 14 days on from the big day and feeling good. Since returning home last week I have managed to see steady progress everyday and am gaining strength with each day that passes. Yes, its be uncomfortable and some day challenging but progress is progress.

I have been out walking everyday and yesterday walked a full 2 miles for the first time, against my wifes wishes may I add. I probably should have done less but it was a beautiful crisp sunny day and I faced he wrath as a result.

Sleeping has been difficult as I always slept on my front up until the surgery so its took at bit of getting used to.

Lots of good nutritious food has helped, and naps here and there keeps me fresh.

The scars are healing well and dont look too hideous, main problem is the graft they took from my arm, its caused a numb cold thumb and is painful at times..

Luckily not too much coughing,laughing and sneezing etc which has certainly helped.

All in all its been a good week with not too many problems to report..

Regards to you all

Cube

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Glad to hear your on the mend it must take a lot of getting used to having to make changes like sleeping in a different position ...sounds like you have a great wife looking after you ...take care and don't over do it

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My wife is the key, amazing, caring special person. I owe her so much.💓

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Glad your on the mend ... ♥️♥️♥️

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Same for me Cube - I had heart attack End of 2016 and without such support I would not be where I am today.

Great to hear a really positive man on the road to recovery

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Glad to hear you’re making such good progress. I struggle with walking still as the cold makes me very breathless, but is improving. Sounds like you are doing all the right things and it really helps when you have good support, I have a wonderful husband who has been amazing during my two AVR and splenectomy ops.

Keep up the good work 😺

Wendy

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This is so reassuring to hear. I go in tomorrow for AVR and am looking forward to starting my recovery. I'm terrified about tomorrow but very optimistic about the future.

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Good luck tomorrow although its nerve racking your getting sorted so that great ,im still sitting at home with no angogramme appointment in site due to our local hospital being overwhelmed so in a bit of limbo land at the moment but all your comment keep me hopeful ..let us know how it goes x

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Thank you. I think the waiting is the worst part and it's really difficult to explain to people how it feels. Your whole life is in hold - you can't make plans and that is very frustrating. Hope you hear something soon x

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Exactly ...thanks x good luck tomorrow x

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Hi Mo.

Good luck with your op, stay positive and do as you are told😉 Thats good coming from me.

If I can do it anyone can.

Take care

Cube

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How are you??? The only very real problem I have @ 12 weeks post 3xBP is sleeplessness.. my body sometimes doesn’t want to RELAX and let go!! They say it’s common, and admittedly it’s gotten better but I still wonder,,, does the “fear/anxiety” ever stop? I sincerely hope so... are you having this problem?

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Well done cube. Every day feels a bit better than the last. I bought two 'V' shaped pillows because like you I never slept on my back. Best purchase I ever made post op 😁

Keep up the recovery

Phil

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Well done wish you a speedy recovery but don't overdo things

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Its good to hear you are progressing well, but don't over do it as its often the netday it hits you. The is no rush to get fit. I am now 10 months on, but still struggle sometimes physically. The only thing I can suggest for your scar is to keep it moisturised or use bio oil it helps keep the area subtle and helps with the healing

Take Care Fran

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