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He’s good.

Monday Nov 17, 2014

Dad is slowly but surely recovering from his surgery. Unsurprisingly it’s the sternum/rib break and muscle cutting (retch), that was required to access his heart, that is taking the longest to heal. He is doing well, being compliant and being as patient as possible.

I spent a week down there post-surgery being a good daughter and looking after him, Sabine spending weekends there.

I am so so glad it is over and he made it through and is recovering well.

The day of the surgery was horrendous. The cardiothoracic ICU is a fucking awful place to be. We all (Sabine, I and his sister) went in to see him a couple of hours post-surgery, there aren’t many memories that I would pay to forget but I added a few more that day.

He was released 5 days post-surgery and we took him home where he’s been recuperating since.

Heart surgery is not for pussies.

2 Comments »

Glad he’s doing well, and you’re absolutely right some memories aren’t worth keeping, and open “heart surgery is not for pussies”
Slow and easy is the only way we can go on a recovery from that. Sometimes I wonder why they didn’t put in a “zipper”,…Just in case there is ever another need to re-visit. They used “superglue” (seriously) to put me back together, hope it has a “lifetime” guarantee!!
Mr. Guinness

November 30th, 2014 | 1:40 am
Lucy:

An actual zipper makes so much more sense! His heart was using his new arteries almost straight away, it’s the broken ribs and cut muscles that is taking the most time to heal.

He got the okay to start driving last week so he’s a lot happier now. How’s Florida treating you?

December 1st, 2014 | 9:15 am
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