Hubby finally has his bypass grafts this morning (5th time lucky!). I went to visit him late this afternoon. Can anyone who's been through this describe the pain and discomfort immediately after the op.
It was so sad to see him in such a pain ridden state. His shoulders and back were killing him. The lovely nurses said he couldn't be given any more than a low dose of morphine as he wasn't fully awake.
I'm sure intense pain is a part of the recovery process but I love to hear coping mechanisms (for the invalid and their partners!)