On Tuesday this week, 28th September 2010, I had my first follow-up appointment since my operation. It was supposed to be 6 weeks after the operation but ended up being 17 weeks, due to the consultant having been on holiday, having to attend a conference or two and spending time on the lecture circuit. As it happened, I didn't get to see the consultant anyway. I had to settle for his registrar. (So why did I have to wait?)
Anyway, I got weighed and measured, had an x-ray and a ECG and had my blood pressure checked. Everything appeared to be OK except my blood pressure was too high for the registrar's liking. He upped my medication dosage (from 2.5mg of Bisoprolol to 3.75mg per day) and added an ACE inhibitor (Ramipril 1.75mg).
On Wednesday my local GP confirmed that my anaemia had gone away and my blood count was now back to normal.
I started on the new medication regime today. Took the tablets at 7.30am. Have been monitoring BP every hour since. Doesn't seem to have been any reduction over the previous levels.
I'll see what happens tomorrow...