Check out the doctor’s name on my board. At 3 am, I couldn’t sleep and looked around my room and I couldn’t believe that was my right. I thought someone was playing a joke so I took a picture before it got erased. Yup, the board was correct. 😊
Home sweet home
Journal posted on January 27, 2018
Home for 3 days now and it feels so great to be with family. Still adjusting to the strong pumping of my heart. Getting my routine down with all my meds. Pain is minimal so not really needing pain meds. Walking up 16 steps wipes me out so I only do that once a day.
Discharge wound care called for baby wash no scent so that is good to get ahead of time. Lots of bandaids for drainage wound that make still be bleeding. I’ve been sleeping propped up in the couch versus recliner. I’m only 4’10” so recliner is a bigger for me. I recommend viewing how to get in and out of bed after open heart surgery video to prep before surgery so you know what’s it entails and practice. Here’s a good link . Hope this helps some of you 😊.
Up and walking and feeling greatful for my husband, kids, family and great Kaiser team. So far so good and may be released tomorrow. Thank you to all my heart family for your support. All of your questions, comments, and words of wisdom made this process less undaunting.