My mum (80) had open heart surgery yesterday*.
* Well that's the thing, what used to involve cracking the chest open, doing a full by-pass and sewing in a new aorta valve was replaced with slipping some camera thingo up an artery in her arm, inserting a cow's heart valve inside her lazy valve, nip, tuck. She was supposed to spend 4 days in ICU, but last night she just slept in her bed. Vitals were fine, all the machines hooked up to her agreed.
She just called me and they are happy for her to go home tomorrow. Tomorrow. All heart stuff is functioning fine. Her wonky rhythms are resolved. No need for a pacemaker or any other invasive action. Go home, you'll be fine until your next scheduled service Madam.
I am both confused and relieved. She was supposed to be in < > Private for up to two weeks. WTF with modern medicine ?
phew, I was reading that first paragraph thinking an "oh no" moment is coming
Hope she has many many more years