My dad has been through a lot in the last 18 months. Lung cancer treatment, heart attacks, rhabdomyolysis and I am sure I am forgetting something else. It was a lot!!
He's a tough guy, he's made it through all of that and beaten cancer once before. I know he'll make it through this surgery with flying colors.
Mom and I are concerned about his recovery once he is home from the hospital. We have heard that the pain can be intense because of the cracked sternum. If anyone has had this surgery or had loved ones who have had it, if you could shed any light on the recovery process, and any tips that the Dr's and nurses never tell you -- that would be wonderful. We have looked online for information and all the web sites and forums seem to cover is the in-hospital period and not when the patient is back at home.
Thanks for your good thoughts for my Dad tomorrow! We are all rooting for you Dad!!
Happy Valentine's day! Tell all your loved ones how much they mean to you - pets too ;)
UPDATE THURSDAY 2/16: Thank you so much for all your well wishes. My Dad made it through his surgery and he's now getting out of the ICU. All is looking well. Whew!