Arrived at St Thomas in London at 11.30am one of the nurses was good enough to give me my daily Tinzaparin Injection . 12pm arrived and I had my Echo Scan on my heart which was reall6 thorough . There was a gap now till my appointment with the consultant at 3.20pm so I went walk about in London and went to covent Garden and although the temperature was only 12 degrees the sun was shining and it was great .i walked back to the hospital and arrived at 2.45pm ( I’m always early ) the appointments were running 45 minutes late and at 4pm a nurse came and took me to a room and did my BP, an ECG and my height and weight and then sat me back in the waiting room .
The consultant called me through got me to take all my tops off and gave me a thorough examination including pressing on my chest around my wound and getting me to cough !! At least I didn’t have to drop my pants and cough because his hands were cold lol 😂😂 ............ He then discussed all my results and told me my Echo showed the valve was working great so was my heart my BP and heart rate and oxygen levels were all good , my chest was clear and my lungs were fine.
He asked me if I had any questions and I told him I’d made a list on my iPad ( Typical me )
I asked how long I needed to stay on bisoprolol and he said it’s long term after heart surgery ......... shit was hoping to dump that one but apparently it’s the same for everybody . I asked when I could fly and he said once my legs sorted I could go on holiday. I asked about having a beer with my mates at weekends and he said because I don’t have a mechanical valve and I’m not on warfarin it’s not a problem . I then asked asked the ultimate question about when I could have sex he asked how my erections were and I said really good ( not bragging by the way just being honest as always) he said that’s good news as sometimes men can suffer in this area from 5he effects of the op and the meds but he advised me to leave it another 4 weeks and then take it gently think about things like position and don’t over exert yourself ( chance would be a fine thing lol 😂😂 ) so all you men out there take this sound advice.
I must say the news exceeded my expectation especially when he said he’s so happy with my progress he’s discharged me and I only need to contact 5hem if I have any major issues I don’t think my GP could sort and they would see me straight away .
I feel fantastic and I’m buzzing at the minute remember people no matter how shit it gets there is light at the end of the tunnel
Take care you lovely people
Hugs and kisses