On day 4 post AVR surgery, had some issues when I came out of surgery and they had to take me back in within 45 mins to open me up again and drains again. Unfortunately, ever sincer I remember that bloody evening as I remember then taking out my oxygen tubes and discussing my case, which was scary but they put me to sleep after.
To be honest, I was in ICU for 2 days after and was more or less out of it, threw up everything I ever ate, was in a ridiculous amount of pain, can’t remember much, all the fun stuff, but I started getting better yesterday in HDU. Managed to have a quarter of my meals without throwing up - yay for me!
Now I know this is a little issue compared to the op, but when did other people’s swelling started going down? I can’t recognise my elbows and knees and legs and fingers and anything and I am walking funny because of it and even if I am losing loads of liquids and drink loads and they give me loads of electrolytes apparently it will still take a while, and right now it freaks me out because I am completely deformed and can’t reslly move - even as little as I have to - the way I know.
Thanks for the feedback!!