Getting There

It has been 14 weeks today since I had my bypass surgery, on one hand it seems such a long time a go, but on the other some of it feels like yesterday, just looked at my watch and they where probably about to cut me open at about now, well as I type this….

Ward Pt II

**I had written this post a while back but slipped into the “not blogging” state of mind and so I have wrapped this one up for anyone out there who is following.** Monday 6:15am, door to room opens and light goes on, its Dr Lam doing her rounds, she checked my leg and incision and…

“The Ward Pt I”

So here we go, with an IV pole between by legs, a porter pushing and Jenn packing all my personal belongings, we headed up to the ward. This is the place I would be staying until my discharge, so you could say it was step on to discharge. The Cardiac Ward is pretty large with…

UP and Down in ICU

It has taken me a while to get back to the blog, I have just not felt the urge to write anything and only now, 10 days after surgery, starting to feel human again. So I thought I would give you are quick update of what went on after my surgery, Jenn did a great…

D Day – Surgery Day

Could me my last post for a bit, plan to post as soon as I can post op, I am doubt they will let me post from ICU, but will try. Jenn’s perspective I can’t believe I’m writing this the day after surgery, because even thinking of yesterday morning seemed so far away (I sense…

D Minus 3 – The Nitty Gritty

So today is the nitty gritty of the procedure, the Mazankowski, the hospital I will be in, has an amazing resource on what to expect before, during and the all important after. This post will not be for the squeamish, expect some pictures and detailed explanation of what they will be doing to this body…

D Minus 1 – Pre Clinic

So today was all about the pre-clinic, a time to meet lots of people and lots of new information to take in. We arrived a little early and struggled to find the place we needed to go, but eventually found the registration desk where we gave info and was given a restaurant like coaster they…

D Minus 2 – Travel Day

So today was my last day at work as well as a travel day to Edmonton, we where able to leave a little early and managed to get to the AirBnB a little earlier as well even going via the Apple store to pick up my Air Pods, my treat for going through what I…

D minus 4 – Up Your Nose

So today I started a regime of ointment up my nose today, something I was prescribed when I got my surgery date, the ointment is called Tara-Mupirocin and upon doing some research found it is to protect against getting a post operative infection, here is a good article that explains it. So anything that can…

D Minus 5 – Huh!!

So how did all this surgery business come about? Well grab a cup of tea and a biscuit and I shall begin. Ok I don’t know… I have to believe that it was just a combination of bad eating for a number of years and genetics, although my dad lived to 80 and my mom…

D Minus 6

Heart bypass surgery and how the heck did I get here.

Day 19 – Final Day in India

We had a great sleep-in then headed straight to the apparently world-famous breakfast buffet. Derek had read about it before, but I had no idea what to expect. It was nothing like anything I’d ever seen before. There was every sort of breakfast food you would ever want. I wished I had a bigger stomach….