Hi all. Sorry to keep going on about hubby!
I know people recover from major surgery at different rates. I felt really good about his recovery yesterday. 6 days after discharge, his appetite is picking up, constipation is not causing much of a problem and he has been for short walks (exhausting but he's making a real effort). The problem of pain when sitting/lying in bed seems to be getting worse. Bruising is really coming out now around the chest, side and leg where veins were 'harvested'. One positive today was the removal of 32 staples along one leg!
If anyone has been through this operation, is this quite normal? The hospital booklet doesn't really talk of one step forward and two back but I'm thinking this might be the case.
Thank you all so much for listening to me ramble xxx