02/10/13 I spent the whole of this
morning at the hospital, having my pre-admission blood tests, x-rays,
ECG's and so forth. I also had a meeting with the anaesthetist who
will be responsible for keeping me 'out of it' for the duration of the
operation, I hope she's good at her job!
13/10/13 Into hospital tomorrow morning
at 7am for my op.....dreading the next few weeks! A nice
'surprise' over the weekend when Astrid, Roger, Leah and Jordan came up
to see me and wish me well, it was great to see you all. Thank
14/10/13 Clive and Babs drove into Blackpool
Hospital with me and waited while the staff got me sorted out. I
then had to wait for my 'slot' in theatre and the last thing I remember
was looking at the clock at 1.30pm.
15/10/13 Op all over and I've been in the
intensive care unit overnight. Now made to march on the spot and
some of the lines to me are disconnected before transferring me to Ward
38 - right in the middle of visiting hour!
22/10/13 Each day, staff have removed more and
more of the IV lines, electric cables and tubes. The four of us
sharing the ward have compared pains and problems and Clive and Babs
have visited every day but now it's time to leave and start the recovery
process proper. Clive came to pick me up late afternoon and take
me back to his house. I feel sore in three main areas, the chest
where I was opened up for the by-pass, my left leg from where they took
the vein and my left arm from where they took the radial artery.
23/10/13 A visit from the district nurse today
who removed the stitches where my two chest drains had been.
25/10/13 The staples used to hold my arm together
after the operation have been removed by the district nurse over the
last two days, so now I'm free of all the additional bits that were
added during my 'engine overhaul'.
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