Hey everyone, Rob here.
I came home six days after surgery and just took my first real shower since the operation. It felt good. Percocet makes me high but is necessary as I have some pain when I cough or sneeze un-expectantly. It was also nice to sleep in my own bed with the whole family home.
It is clear that I have had an awesome support system available, and apparently didn't recognize this until it was greatly needed. Family, church, friends, police, hockey community and so on. Very much appreciated. Tom Bickel for President! A special thank you to those who have supported us with food as well, I don't feel we are worthy, but it has been so helpful to be able to heat and eat.
Exercise has started and the treadmill arrives today. I really don't feel all that bad. I'm just lucky I guess. I have been warned several times over not to push things and to take my time during recovery. I feel a difference in breathing and have noticed a distinct change as I am no longer light headed. Everything makes sense now, as far as past symptoms and stamina, that a complete diagnosis was made. Maybe everyone should have a Myectomy, a Cox-Maze IV procedure, a Pericardiectomy and a Patent Foramen Ovale Repair. Just a walk in the park.
Thanks for everything,