Hi Pat and Teri,
Pat I have not had the pleasure of meeting you. I am Lettie, 53 years old and have had a double heart bypass and a valve put in on January 10th of this year. I am fairly new here, but have met some good friends. It seems like since I came home from surgery that I have fallen apart. Terri and all the others have assured me that I will heal and do fine. I surely hope so, for I have 12 grandchildren and a hubby that need me. Besides I am a great asset to the world.
I have a pinched nerve in my left foot and it seems to be taking its time healing up. Spring is coming on and I am looking forward to putting out my flowers. It is very difficult for me to walk this way and I still tire out quick. Foot doesn't help any. I might need to cut it off and buy me a new one. What do you think? hehehehe Yes I have a great sense of humor. I have to to get through all of this.
Terri, I had a vein graft in my right leg. Three different places. They are sore to the touch, but otherwise they don't bother me. Right foot is fine. Just sore up and down my leg,expecially on the incisions, but I figure they will heal soon. Scars are looking very good. Chest pain seems to be moving up now. It is on the bone between my shoulders. Of course, it may have already been there and I didn't notice it. It may be the only place that hurts now and that is why I noticed. Of course, it hurts the worst when I get out of bed as usual.
The medicine they gave me for my foot doesn't seem to be working all that well. I don't know how long it should take before you notice a difference. It has been 5 days today. He gave me Ultracet for it. After 10 days I am supposed to call him and let him know. If it didn't work he is going to give me something else.
But other than that nothing else has happened and I am still alive, just impatient. hehehehe As you can tell, I am not a couch potatoe. I love getting around and going outside. Expecially in the Spring and Summer. As that songs says, I will survive, I will survive.
You all have a nice day now.