Well, I'm home.
I had the second closure on Tuesday,26th. This time they used a diff device; Helix. All went ok. I guess the Dr. had a little trouble getting it in the incision, but beyond that all went well with the surgery. I did have the incision rupture when they first got me up to walk, but pressure and a new bandage took care of it. They used this cool new bandage that has a bubble in it. They blow it up so it applies constant pressure. Now I have a 24mm and 25mm device in my heart, trips me out to think about
Already today I have noticed a change with my headaches(thank god). I had them 24/7 for months, I had to take Tramadol daily to ease them. They are now (well today, anyway) coming and going and not as intense. I know I can expect headaches up to 2 weeks after surgery, but to already have them chilling out is wonderful! The pain in my left shoulder area is still there. I am hoping it goes away in the next few days, as it did last time.
Good luck you guys. Keep us updated on how things go. I will do the same.