They wouldn't agree to have it. Imagine, if you can, that somone picks up a concrete beam about 4" square and broadsides you with it in the chest and then the back. The resultant soreness is terrible and every movement brings pain. There re many restrictions; such as you an't lift your arms over your head, can't bend over, have to sleep on your back. If you cough or sneeze, you must hold a firm pillow over your chest to support your incision.
However, I do expect to be much better off after a period of healing; and my hope is that my stamina and shortness of breath will be much better then they have been for the last 10 months or so. I was promised they would. At this point, it is hard to tell, since deep breaths bring a twinge of pain and soreness.
I have to walk some each day, as well as do a series of exercises proscribed by the physical therapist. Exercise has never been my strong suite, but I have 3-4 people pushing me to do them. My meds have changed too, and I have to have two shots a day in my stomach (Yikes!) My nurse daughter taught her sister and bro-in-law how to do them, and they tke turns and neither does badly at it, suprisingly. The TIA I had last Sunday seems not to have left any after effects, although all week, when I type, it seems like the keys have moved position (when they have not.)
We are both staying at our daughter and son-in-law's in Cary, and receiving excellent care and great food. Thanks giving was terrific, full of good food, lots of family and a few friends. For me, the best part of the Thanksgiving holiday is the toasted turkey andwiches in thedays after. I have almost had my fill of them. 2-3 more should do it.....LOL