Well, big steps over the last week. 100% off all pain meds, taste and smell is back. Walking over twice as far is scheduled to. I feel really good and I'm still taking it step by step and not rushinging anything.
Had my first fall up with my doctor post surgery and she thinks everything is going great.
I am home and taking things day by day. Surgery went very well and I am working on recovery. I have a few issues that I am trying to figure out, first I am having issues with both my smell and tast buds, nothing tastes right still and it is effecting my appetite.
I am also having some nerve issues with my right hand. A lot of numbness and tingling, hope this clears up soon.
Anyone else have any issues like these? It would be nice to know I am not alone.
Everything is going well. The surgery went perfectly yesterday and only took less than 2 hours. The breathing tubes came out about seven hours later and the whole family was able to visit in the icu. Today I feel great and just had the catheter taken out. Wahoo. Should be out of icu sometime today. Thanks for all of your support.
I have not written anything in my journal for a while now. I have a lot of emotions at this point and have found it hard to put my feelings into words.
I am very settled with the idea of the surgery and moving on with my life, I know that I have put my future in the right persons hands to get me through this. I would say that I do not have any fear, but I am scared of the unknown.
The idea that if something does go wrong its just over, and I will not be able to tell everyone in my life I love you one last time.
In one of Garth Brooks songs, it says, "If tomorrow never comes will you know how much I love you". Well that is my biggest fear. Have I told everyone in my life how much they mean to me and how much I love them?
Well enough of the deep thoughts running through my head.
I am excited for the weekend to get here so that I can spend some good time with my wife, and kids prior to the surgery on Monday.
It means the world to me that they are traveling accross the counrty to be here with me for this next step in my journey of life.
My Pre-Op is completed and now just waiting for May 7th.
Both my kids are coming in from the West Coast to be here for the surgery, this means so much to me to have them both to be here.
I know everything going to be ok and I am actually looking forward to having the surgery and getting on with my life. Positive thinking is the best thing for me, so I am trying to keep busy and just let the time go by.
Thanks again to everyone for your love and support
Tomorrow is a big day in my journey to a healthy heart. I have my Pre-Op appointment for the surgery. I now only have 11 more wake ups until the actual day of surgery, May 7th.
Everything is going well, time has gone by way to slow, I guess that is how it is when you are waiting on anything. I have done a ton of research and reading about the surgery and how to recover after words. I feel that I am very prepared and know that everything is going to be fine.
Thanks for every ones thoughts and prayers. I will send out another update prior to the surgery date.
One day closer to May 7th, each day seems to go by slower.
I have not been doing my normal job now for 2 weeks; my boss does not want me to be involved in the day to day stress, I thank him for that but it leaves me with too much time to think.
Now that I know about my heart disease I find that I am much more aware of ever thing going on with my body, every ache and pain, I sometimes will be day dreaming and I will feel my heart beating through my whole body or hear it like it’s a drum beating in my ears.
Well, just a few thoughts for today. I like having somewhere to put my thoughts into words.