Finally Had Bypass
Yesterday was the first anniversary of the angiogram that indicated I needed treatment (stents or bypassing) and eight days on from multiple bypasses. I was in theatre for over eight hours. Having gone down early afternoon I am not sure if I came around late that day or early the next – only that I felt like Big Daddy had bounced me around the ring and fishnet off with a Daddy Splash. The following two days (ICU/HDC) are rather a blur as I was quite poorly (had required a transfusion) and was running a slight fever. Despite eating virtually nothing (not really nauseous just zero appetite) I returned to the ward a staggering (to me) to me 9kg heavier.
Back on the ward the various cannulas were removed and I started to feel slightly more normal. One thing that was noticeable was no angina or breathlessness. I am back home now, starting to eat a bit more and walking a bit further each day. The main problems are that I am shatteringly tired and have a slight problem with my right hand where a cannula in the radial artery seems to have caused some nerve damage (hopefully temporary).
There have been huge changes in my medication; no mononitrate reduced lisinopril but bisoprolol added (which I had previously been told was unsuitable form those on insulin). I am also of a relatively high dose diuretic but have at least lost 5kg. Because of the tiredness and the hand I will only be on site occasionally for the moment. Best wished to one and all.