I recently had quintuple coronary bypass surgery (not at Mayo). Two days after I developed a severe methicillin staph aureus infection in my sternum, this is a staph infection which does not respond to many antibiotics. The chest cleaning process went on for ten days (37 days total in the hospital) When they finally closed me up they had to leave my sternum open and do a bilateral pectoralis advancement flaps surgery. This has left me quite affected in basic day to day tasks not to mention my career. If there is anyone else out there who has undergone this type of procedure I would like to communicate with you.