Aortic dissection, aortic aneurysm - The aorta - Life after an aortic dissection
In a few days I will be three weeks post opp number two.
The things I am finding hardest are the various levels of discomfort & lack of sleep. Next week they want me to reduce my meds to just use paracetamol – are they mad? I can just about manage the pain levels now.
My shoulder, where they opened me up, has just about healed, but it’s a constant source of discomfort & I can’t sit up for long, nor can I twist. The worst is my left lung, which they collapsed, & now I can’t stop clearing my throat. And when cough its like someone has stuck a knife in.
So that’s my whinge!
I needed to tell someone, anyone, but my poor wife & family have been through enough; they don’t deserve to hear my complaints.
Yesterday was my 49th birthday, the family gathered & sung happy birthday around the cake & the kids were really happy to see me. I suppose life has to go on & I have to believe this is for the best & it will give me another 10-20 years! But what they don’t tell you is that there is a price to pay for those extra years…………
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