It is 6 weeks since my surgery and I continue to recover well. I slept really well last night. It is so nice to be able to sleep normally in bed with my normal pillows, on my side. It is comfortable.
I am finally having a complication from my procedure that I’ll call about today. There appears to be the end of a thin metal wire just starting to protrude from my chest incision site. It isn’t painful. The wire end is sharp. And it freaks me out.
I called the surgeon’s office and they suggested that the more likely thing is it is the end of a suture that has erupted to the surface. This is normal and common. I can snip it or I can come in and they can snip it. If I snip it, they recommend toenail clippers that have been swabbed in alcohol and keep the area really clean. Overall that was a relief over it being a wire since one weird thought was if there is an end of wire sticking out, could there be another wire end sticking something important inside? I have many worried thoughts in general.
Otherwise I spent the day working. I didn’t go through my usual crash at 3pm or 4pm. Even by 7pm I was feeling ok. I called it a night around 8pm and sat around being more social and went to bed. Getting good sleep is helping.