Yes folks, for those of you who haven’t been following my tweets, the offical word on the street is that Mobi is yet to leave this mortal coil.
The operation was a total success and apart from me wanting to die around day 2 due to extreme pain, lack of sleep, and the docs cutting off my morphine, I struggled on, and am now well on the road to recovery.
The turning point was after they removed the tubes from my chest and neck, and since then its been pretty much plain sailing ever since.
I am now the proud possessor of a shiny new mechanical aortic valve. My heart is beating faster than it has done in decades and my BP is very low – I can hardly believe it.
I saw the surgeon yesterday and she told me the op hadn’t come a day too soon as my valve was in a very bad condition – badly calcified and it had a congenital defect – two ‘ridges’ instead of the normal three – whatever that may mean!
Anyway, progress has been good and I am in my own room being cared for by Noo and the wonderful staff at Rajavithi hospital. I just couldn’t be in better care. The hospital, doctors and staff have been wonderful and very professional.
Every day I feel a bit stronger and I am now doing breathing exercises and taking short walks.
I won’t be discharged before the weekend at the earliest as they are still adjusting my Orfarin doses which I will have to take for the rest of my life.
My blood sugars are a bit high but they are keeping a careful eye on it and at this point, better a bit high than too low. (The endocrinologist is an absolute dish – so she can adjust my blood sugars in any way that suits her little desires..)
So that’s about it for now. Sorry to have to put my valued readers through this worry, and many thanks for all your good wishes. I’ll try to stay healthy from now on.
The unexpurgated version of my sojourn in hospital will follow at a later date, when I feel more up to it.