Back in the swing of things. I have been "off air" for a while after the surgery. The whole thing seems a bit blurry and as if it happened to another person. There were moments of pure terror, when they pulled out the breathing tube, to thinking this is not as bad as I thought it would be, to laughter as when I kept telling my surgeon how handsome he was, my mind was in a fog and all brain filters gone. The worst part was that I had and allergic reaction to the antibiotic given during and after surgery. I have looked a bit like Frankenstein the last 3 weeks, but its now all gone thanks to good doctors. Wonder if anyone else had this reaction?
Now, looking forward to rehab and taking that road trip to the mountains. But it has been one step at a time.
So glad to have found this group, thank you Adam.
In preparation for coming home after surgery I have a lot of practical questions and how you dealt with the day to day living.
What was the most difficult task?
Were you able to get in/out of you bed, or did you sleep in a recliner at first?
How did you take a shower, sitting on a shower chair or stand. How did you cover the incision?
Were you able to use the bathroom?
What kind of clothing did you wear (its hot here) since you have limited movement of your arms and a raw incision. For the ladies, what kind of bra could you wear.
Most of all, how did you spend your days to stay positive and move forward.
Looking forward to hearing from you and good luck to all of you!