I didn’t want any visitors that day or night, as it’s just so heart breaking when my loved ones leave me and I didn’t want any tears that night, but I couldn’t stop my tears that night on the phone & one person I was really wanting to talk to, was my Dad, but that phone call couldn’t be made – he would have calmed me down and told me every thing would have been alright – but I am sure he was looking over my shoulder.
That Sunday night was terrible – I was joking with the nurses that I felt I was going to get executed tomorrow and this was my last meal- but everyone told me I would be alright and soon going home – but I still couldn’t stop worrying – I worried even more when they brought in my operating bed into me and I was going to sleep on that one tonight.
I felt like getting dressed and getting out of there – but how is that going to help me get better – so I watched a movie on the iPad and took a sleeping tablet and before I knew it – it was time for my operation.
I was took into the operation room at 8.30 am and I woke up at 7 pm, with tubes down my throat & tubes coming out from my stomach and chest and the sound of beeping all around me – but I was alive- and when the nurses took the tubes out from my throat, I was able to talk to my sweet wife and my first words were ” I am still here honey ”
I will not bore you all of want happened after all the tubes were removed and I was moved to my recovery room – but I was told the operation was a success and I would be home in one week, and they told me the truth, after one week recovering and being looked after with these fantastic nurses and doctors – I was going home – after spending 4 weeks in the hospital, one heart attack and a triple heart bypass – I was walking out the hospital and walking into Åsa’s arms and into my car and finally going home.
It’s been around 7 weeks now since I arrived home and I am doing fine – the scars are healing outside, but it will take time to heal inside.
But guess what ? I am in no hurry – I am going to enjoy life and not take these small things for granted – as one never knows what is around the corner- I never knew this was waiting for me- know what I mean.
It’s been a really tough year, losing my Dad, this covid 19 & my life changing operation .
I would like to thank every one up in Skånes universitetssjukhus in Lund for repairing my heart and keeping this Scotsman alive.