My open heart scar
by Catherine Brolet
(New Haven, CT)
I dont mind it all, the scar. I'm 40YO. I wear whatever I want & feel great about it. Anybody with 1/2 a brain knows what it is. I get more questions cuz of my age, than my scar.
My surgery was 2 months ago this past Sunday (july 17th).
It was shocking & it was horrible!! The breathing tube was the worst. I had to be bound to the bed & knocked back out. But 6 hours later they pulled it out & wow!! Never again!! The suction tube that is the stomach, I could feel it sticking all over my throat all the way up, like a tiny vacuum.
BUT!! Then to my amazement they took out the drainage tube 2 days later. It was as if a 3ft sword was removed from my body. And leta not forget all the tape they ripped off... GOOD TIMES!!
Now besides over doing it, every single day, and getting in trouble w/ the doc... I dont like when the breast bone moves. It clicks & pops. It hurts. And one good sneeze can distroy your entire day..