Just got home from the doctor's. From the cardiologists perspective everything is going great. He is happy with the results. As for the other stuff, he called down one of the doctor's from the surgical team to have a look at it. Was the same doctor who was on the floor when I was in the hospital and who discharged me. Anyway, he diagnosed bronchitis - prescribing an inhaler and antibiotic. Also thought there may be infection at the site at the end of the incision. It is red and a hard lump so prescribed another antibiotic for that. I go back and see him next Thursday. He was concerned about the crunching and shifting - thought it was more than it should be at this point in my recovery. I have a brace to wear to stabilize it a bit when I cough.
I am taking aspirin therapy - never even thought about that for the bruising but it makes sense. It has been almost three months since the surgery (Aug 18). The surgeon released me to the cardiologist at the end of September. Everything was going along on track until the coughing started - it has been quite violent - I usually try to brace it like i had to in the hospital. Anyway, we will see how this goes.
I work in finance. Not overly strenuous but quite stressful as this is budget time and getting into interim audit and year end. It's an hour drive to work and I usually put in long hours. Boss probably won't let me put in the hours that I used to though - at least not for a while.
Anyway, you brought up some good points that I hadn't thought of. I'd a been just fine if not for the bronchitis thing. There is a lot of sickness going on around here. I held out for quite a while but finally got hit. Darn teenagers - should never have sent them to school!!!!!
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Oct 2012 Goals:
1)Get eyes checked/new glasses
2)Do 10 min fitness each day
3)Visit Sparkpeople daily
4)Plan next day meals each day
5)Be under 190 for month end
6)Visual Collage & Calender of goals
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