Hi WildRose AB,
Did you get a chance to discuss with your cardiologist or surgeons? I hope things are going well for you. As for me, it's been almost eight weeks since my surgery, I feel that my recovery is pretty slow. But please don't let this scared you. I am just having issues with my throat. It might be due to the development of pneumonia after the surgery. It doesn't happen to everyone. I guess my throat was super sensitive. After the nurse removed the breathing tube, I threw up and accidentally swallowed some of my own vomit. My lung immediately collapsed and I had to put the tube back for a few more days. In the past several weeks, I was afraid to dine out because my throat always hurts unexpectedly and I was feeling quite depressed. Nowadays, I basically control mt breathing to avoid the pain and because I have mucus in my throat and at the same time, I feel that the breathing pathway shrunk, I am having hard time swallowing. Anyway, I was encouraged by my husband to go out more often. So I've tried to eat out with friends and do some shopping (I need to shop for round neck or turtle neck clothings to cover my scar for noe). Overall, if it isn't the pneumonia, I think my recovery would have been much faster. Anyway, I can't wait to go back to work because being at home is very boring.
Wishing you a happy and healthy 2013!!