@gingerw thank you Ginger. I'm glad I could pass on some tips. As for being strong, we were all in the same boat at some point. We do what we need to and that just makes us all stronger 💚
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@gingerw ..honestly Ginger I am somewhat better dealing with things better on my own. What did affect me was when I had to retrieve things like a glass of water, something to eat, or bathing. I overcame these obstacles by taking measures pro actively. Such as, keeping a pitcher of ice water beside me, making sure I had ready snacks (nuts, granola bars, crackers) within reach, and I outfitted the tub/shower with hand grips and a shower chair ( all rented). I had my family get me zip up sweat shirts and track pants. I organized all this on my own. I had the drug store deliver my medications to my house. There were still obstacles but I persevered. My husband left for work at 6am and returned about 4:30pm so I was alone most of the time. I wasn't allowed to drive and we lived in a somewhat rural spot. I was housebound and thats when I fell in love with Netflix and britbox lol…
@rosemarya I was in hospital 4 days after the artery operation. I came home on the 4th day. Not very long and I had a pile of stairs to navigate. Just trying to get comfortable (meaning cope with the pain and akwardness) while sitting or lying down was next to impossible. I cried a lot the next 3 weeks 😔
@livertrex I think I was between 3 and 4 weeks when the second set came out. They didn't prescribe me any pain killers believe it or not! I had tramadol in recovery at the hospital but nothing for home. I was about 4 days in the hospital. When I got home it was just Tylenol. The Tylenol barely even took the edge off.
@livertrex did they staple you back up over the original incision? I found this the most uncomfortable part and the pain at times terrible but it subsides. If they re-stapled you when do you get those removed? That's when things start to get better. (I found anyway).