Thursday, April 11, 2013

Good News!

by Pa Rock
Successful Recuperator

I've had so much good news today that I should have rushed out and bought a Powerball or Mega Millions lottery ticket.

This morning I had the first follow-up appointment with my heart surgeon.  After a hands-on exam, he announced that I was doing very well in my recovery from the open heart surgery that took place four weeks ago next Tuesday.  At that point I asked him which of my several doctors would make the decision to let me start driving.  Without hesitating, he said, "I will, and you can start today."  I had expected approval in six to eight weeks after the surgery, so his announcement was very welcome.

 I decided to go for broke and asked when I could start back to work.  Again he said that I could begin immediately.  (I am going to start on Monday with a week of half-days just to get back into the grind gradually.)

Later, at home, I told my sister that I was going to try lying down on my tall, antique bed.  (I have been sleeping on the couch since returning from the hospital because I was able to get on and off of it without assistance.)  To my utter surprise and pleasure, I learned today that not only can I lie down on my bed, but I can also get myself off of it - without assistance!

My body is getting better, and my psychological state has improved beyond measure!

My thanks to all of you who kept me in your thoughts and prayers.


Xobekim said...


Don said...

Great news, Rock.
Stay well