Hi Curtis. I'm 12 months out from OHS. My surgery was emergent so of course my scar is a bit ragged. I also feel pain in my sternum. Especially if I sleep on my left side too long. Do you feel the wires in your sternum? I also have a lipoma right above my xyphoid process.
I've had no one to share with so you might get sick of me!Thank youMargo
Hi Ken,I just read your message and you had me in tears! I love hearing your sentiments that all of us have felt to some degree or another! Processing and letting go is so important. The support I have found from this forum... from ALL OF YOU... has helped more than any doctor, cardiac rehab nurse or even family member (as much as I love them all!!). Just being able to relate to and share stories makes such a difference!
Mary, was it you who mentioned the winged demons in the ICU room and the sound that only you could hear??? Boy!!!! I sure can relate to that!!! Crazy stuff!!! For me it was mouthless strangers dressed in black at the foot of my bed and not being able to breathe while being ignored by the nurses (apparently all of this was in my head according to everyone else). Absolutely no one could relate to that in my world until now. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.