Category: Recovery

I need to be comfortable

I’m all but pain free now after my operation the only pain I’m left with is at the top section of my chest. It’s not bad during the day but at night when I lie down in bed it hurts, even the duvet hurts….

Hospital Visit

I’ve been for my six week after operation appointment today ❤️ and I’m happy to say that the consultant was very happy 😃 both the ECG and the X-ray looked good and he told me that the tumour was benign. He also said stop…

Awake in the night!

I thought I would be clever and not have a sleep during the day yesterday to see if I would sleep better in the night! Guess what, it doesn’t work. Here I am wide awake. I’m so uncomfortable lying on my back, this scar…

Having a duvet day 😊

After a restless night I finally rang the British Heart Foundation nurse this morning to ask a few questions. She was absolutely brilliant, I told her that I was worried that I wasn’t doing enough exercise and everyone on the BHF site were talking…

Meltdown

I have to admit to having a bit of a meltdown this morning, actually not a bit of one, more like a massive one 😔 It was the pain that got to me, I get forgetful about taking pain relief so by the time…

Follow up from blood tests

It’s just typical! The story of my life really, the hospital wanted me to have follow up blood tests to make sure my kidneys and other bits and bobs were functioning properly and what happens! I get this letter…… Dear Elaine, Please contact the…

After darkness always comes light.

Last night was the best night sleep I’ve had for weeks and that’s because I allowed John to share my nest 😊 he had been sleeping on on a blow up bed in the next room for fear of disturbing me in the night!…

Trip to the doctors

The nurse was very sympathetic to the fact that I had recently had open heart surgery but still decided that she would check my cholesterol and blood sugar levels while I was there 😡 I was sat clutching my cushion to my chest for…

Slept in a perfect nest!

I took the great advice of making a nest in my bed and guess what ! I had the best nights sleep for weeks. 😀 I’ve woke up like a new woman and went out for my first proper walk to the car I…

3 weeks and one day

It has now been three weeks and one day since my heart surgery and now I’m definitely feeling the pain My rib cage is obviously knitting back together and the slightest burp, sneeze or cough is agony. I think I would feel better if…

Awake, asleep 😴 Awake, asleep

I’ve been home 8 days now and I’m happy to say that the 28lbs of fluid that came home in my body as now gone. My legs are my own again and I no longer look like a rugby prop forward. The downside of…

Home at last.

Finally they let me go home from hospital on Friday evening.. 😊 It felt so good to see our apartment again. All the tree are opened and the view is lovely. I took it very steady yesterday and after probably the best on and…

Eleven days after heart surgery.

They are really pleased with me after such major heart surgery, I’ve just had my first shower, the nurse said I would be completely shattered after it and she was not wrong. Apparently it is our bodies way with coping with major surgery. I’m…

Well I’m still alive!

What a journey I’ve been on, I can hardly see to write this. The surgeon went to my heart on Tuesday and removed a tumour the side of a cricket ball.. I’m told I have permanent heart failure and it’s going to take months…

Moved to yet another ward!

I’m so happy 🙂🙃🙂 I’ve been moved to another ward because they needed my side room for a gentleman so I’m back of a four bedded room with a lovely smiley lady across from me. The room is so much brighter and I can…

Hospital room with a view!

  Had my first official pity party last night, why? Because I have nobody in the same room needing help to take my mind off things. It probably did me good, I probably needed a good cry, I get so tired of going over…

New Hospital 😊

I’ve been transferred to the hospital where I will have my open heart surgery on Tuesday and guess what! IVE GOT A SINGLE ROOM 🤲🏻💃🏼🕺🏼💃🏼👍 with my own TV and a fan WOO HOO finally I might get some decent sleep. My old roommates…

My work in this hospital is done.

After another restless night assisting the lady in the next bed, picking up her bedside buzzer which fell on the floor and woke the other three of us on the ward she started complaining she was cold but not tall enough to reach up…

Awake in the night and the day meltdown ! Day 7

I have to admit to having a moment this morning when a lady came to my hospital bed to take a ECG. When she had done it she stuck some other sticky things on me and said I was ready for a procedure that…

Asleep in the day!

I am never having anymore antihistamine tablets again! I was given some because I kept itching and they do take away the itching ☺️ but they turn me into a zombie. I was dead to the world this afternoon when the nurse came to…

Awake in the night!

I never thought I would write an awake in the night post in a hospital bed but I am! I was admitted to hospital on Thursday with stomach pains and around eleven pm they gave me a CT scan. At 12.30 am a specialist…

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