It is done! Finally, I can be officially discharged from Hospital. Its been 2 months since I had my LVAD surgery and we’ve faced multiple problems after that but HEY, I DONT HAVE TO WEAR THE HOSPITAL TAG ANYMORE! I haven’t been staying at the hospital for a while now because I’ve been on home leave. I’ve just had to go for frequent check ups but now its going to be once a month.
My doctors were extremely happy with the progress I’ve made, being able to walk a lot, go out nearly everyday. Its not what they expected when I was first going into my operation, they said it’d easily be a 6 month recovery period until I could go back to normal. It kind of just proves that a positive mind can get you quite far. No internal problems with my pump and no abnormalities with the heart.
Many of you may think that, “hes been home so its like hes already been discharged” but you might not understand what this means. I now have the freedom to do what I want, I have to make good decisions about the things I can and cannot do, but I dont have to ask my doctors for permission anymore (not to say that they were strict or anything, they let me do most things I had asked for).
My Cardio-Rehab will start in about a months time and then a short while after that I can get back to the gym and lead a good and healthy life. Ive been thinking a lot about the future. At the back of my mind I know that I’m on a heart-transplant list and I will get that call. I hope that everything I’ve been through so far will help me when I reach that stage because I will know what to expect, the pain I will have to go through and the recovery time.
To read the next part of my story, click the link below -