MareCimmerium382 karma2018-01-11 13:43:19 UTC
Can't drive or lift more than about 10 pounds for the next 4-to-6 weeks. Then nothing more than 25 pounds out to about 3 months. After that, I should be good to go for the long run with no long term restrictions.
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MareCimmerium293 karma2018-01-11 15:05:43 UTC
Surgery was complete by about 630pm Thursday, I first remember being conscious around 1230am on Friday, then was out of the ICU by 1230pm Friday. I moved through the ICU really fast, but basically because I didn't sleep at all.
MareCimmerium159 karma2018-01-11 15:00:30 UTC
I don't, love wine though.
MareCimmerium93 karma2018-01-11 16:40:12 UTC
I'm actually feeling pretty good except for what I assume is temporary pump head combined with a serious lack of sleep.
I haven't joined a support group but I've made some posts and read plenty of patient stories of people who've good through similar operations.
Also, I did mine at MGH.
Hope you're doing better these days!
MareCimmerium76 karma2018-01-11 13:04:07 UTC
The incision itself doesn't hurt and really, has no feeling at all. The broken sternum ranges from mildly sore when just sitting, to pretty damn sore when moving, to incredible, massive pain when I cough or sneeze.
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