Hello, I hope everyone is well.
I have a couple of questions for anyone who has trod the post-cardiac surgery path before me.
I had a CABG on the 5th March and I am very happy with my recovery so far; I am walking for exercise and increasing my distance - although I wish it would warm up a bit. I'm a bit frustrated I can't yet lift heavy things as there is so much to do in the garden!
I have a couple of questions: I'm still wearing anti DVT stockings more than 4 weeks after the event. I am mobile and I'd like to get rid of them... I've read I should wear them for 6 weeks, just wondered if anyone had any other experiences. I have a long scar on my right leg where they harvested the vein. No pain but oh, it itches.
My sternotomy wound is very good and discomfort is minimal (although a sudden sneeze is not recommended) but I do have what feels like neuralgic pain on the skin on my chest a few inches on each side of the scar. Anyone else had anything similar?
I am seeing my CT surgical team in a week and I have lots of questions for them.
Thank you everyone!