Last Thursday I was feeling so good that I went to my airfield to fly my radio controlled airplane. First time since last August. It was nice to hear my airplane friends welcome me back.
Well I lifted my field box, which is over 30 pounds and I really don't know how heavy it is, which hurt my chest muscles but at the time I didn't feel it. I awoke at 2 AM with pain around my scar area and couldn't go back to sleep. It was not bad enough to call the doctor but bad enough to prohibit sleep. I felt like I was back in week three. After all day I started to feel much better, and slept good the next night.
Folks, this is a much more serious operation then I was believing because I was feeling so good in such a short time.
A word to the wise. Don't do what I did, take it slower even if you feel "Back to normal". I'm starting to think the 6 months my surgeon said is needed for complete healing is the real deal.
Other then that I'm really doing great.
God bless all my heart sisters and brothers, pre and post-op.