Hi all, a quick message to let you know I’ve now had my heart surgery. The Aorta was repaired and placed in a tube, the surgeon was fantastic and managed to fix the valve rather than replace it.
Other than having 3 strokes (2 small, 1 medium) which have left me missing words (not feijoas! 😀), struggling to chew or use my right hand, concentrate or see in certain directions, but the stroke team think most will come back eventually. Plus a hideous infection which the doctors weren’t sure what exactly it was, pretty standard for me, was pumped full of antibiotics and seems to have settled.
Now settling in for the 3 to 6 months of recovery with a few blood tests and more MRI scans but in general all looking good.
Sorry for the lack of feijoas but the last few years have been a bit of a bugger. I won’t be around for a bit whilst I spend time healing.
Update 21/12/21: The infection that got me in hospital came back and has affected my lungs quite a lot and really knocked me. The symptoms of the stroke are still very frustrating. Eating is very tedious as chewing is hard, and the shakes are very annoying, my brother got me one of these GYENNO Bravo Twist Parkinson Spoon* to try and help fight the tremor.
Have managed a few feijoas and will be saving them for Christmas day, the kitchen smells lovely of feijoas at the moment.
Have a Merry Christmas everyone and hope 2022 is much more fun for everyone!