Hi I am bob. I had a triple bypass in July 2015, unfortunately I had complication,a collapsed lung and pnuemonia so my stay was extended to 13 days in hospital. At your six week checkup at the London hospital I informed them that I had a severe pain in the right chest which felt like a hot knife penetrating when my right arm was in certain positions. At this time it was felt it was soon after surgery. Time went on and it became very severe at one point having to call emergency ambulance. I had seen my G
P who referred me back to the the London surgeon where it was decided to remove the sternum wires. Within four weeks of this consultation I received the date for admittance planned surgery for the 15/02/2016 but this was cancelled but the following day Tuesday it was performed and all the wires were removed and with them went the pain hooray I can get my life back. All seems well with the heart and now wait for the stitches to heal. I must also say the local cardiac team have been supportive and helpful .