Today is the first day I have had any hope, and not complete suffering after open heart surgery. It has been a horrible physical experience, and I had trouble communicating with my techs, nurses or caregivers. It has been complete helplessness, but a good way to experience complete dependence on Jesus.
I was able to sleep on & off, on & off, on & off – get the picture – for 6 hours. This was great. I got a sponge bath and felt like I wasn’t some kind of dirty animal.
By noon my pain level was manageable. Dr. K, the surgeon, came & told us that my lungs were clear (yesterday he drained a liter of fluid out of the back of my chest). My mobility is getting better, and I had an ECHO, and the results were very good.
It is so good and encouraging to have a good day at the hospital.