Yikes, I don't' know if I would call general anesthesia surgery a piece of cake but it does seem to be over in a flash, you go to sleep and the next thing you know you are waking up in the recovery room. Well I am super glad to hear it went well and you didn't have any issues with your pvcs. I am glad to see you back.
Thanks michellepetkus, you do a lot of great work around here. Thanks for all your help!
Glad your surgery went well. If you don't mind my asking, what was it for? I've been told in the past that my PVC's are benign, but i'm beginning to wonder. I had a thyroidectomy last year and was under anesthesia. My PVC's never stopped, they had to do my surgery with my body inclined to control them. Gotta love those surgery boots huh? I had to leave mine on for 24 hrs after surgery. Felt like I had inflatable legs, ha.
I've had something called gynechomastia since I was 12 or so, I'm 45 now. I had the excess gland removed from both sides of my chest along with some lipo to contour my chest. It develops in about 55% of men during puberty. It always bothered me horribly. My case wasn't that bad but to me it was a black and white situation. You either have it or you don't and I had it. The procedure is called a bilateral subcutaneous mastectomy. I had about 30 grams of breast tissue on each side removed through my nipples and about 400 CCs of fat removed from each side through my arm pits I was 4 pounds lighter after the surgery. There is no excess skin at all, it all contoured nicely. It looks amazing. The procedure for men has perfected a lot in the last 10 years and I feel the Internet has a lot to do with it. When i was younger I thought that working out could get rid of it so I really over developed my chest area. This only pushed it out more. Now that it's gone the shape is nice. When my PVCs went nuts I limited myself based on my fear of them. How odd, I finally had the means to correct this but now I had a new problem. Working through has been an adventure!
Congratulations, good to read you are a happy surgery patient, that's not guaranteed.
Seems the surgery had nothing to do with your heart problems, other than lowering anxiety, I hope.. that will help as you know better than I.
The only thing I remember about the breathing tube is it wasn't much fun when it was removed.
Look forward to more good advice from you, and have a happy Summer.
Hi Jerry, great to hear from you! I hope you and your family are well. Doing great back here, looking forward to out trip down the shore, heading to Ocean City with the kids.