I'm getting my cardiac surgery, Thursday, August 3, 1PM, at Temple University Hospital with THE local specialist in this type of surgery, Dr. Toyoda. I'm impressed.
If you're local, and actually want to visit, or want to send stuff to read or otherwise keep me busy, please message me here. I'm expected to be 4-6 days in the hospital, then 2-6 weeks recovery.
I'm discouraging my husband from much more than waiting during the surgery, in case they need to consult with my medical next of kin and power of attorney. We have a 12 year old child, and a needy rescue Pibble dog who will probably be panicking that I'm not home. Having the Big Guy with her is probably the only way she will go for walks and not anxious reactive attack all our neighbors. :-/ Won't listen to the "puppy", child she's also protecting that well.