How long does it take to heal from open heart surgery?

                                Valerie Johnson’s surgery was in 2013:  ©British Heart Foundation

by Carolyn Thomas       @HeartSisters

Heart patients are like all other patients in one major way: we have important quality-of-life questions for our doctors, like: “How long will it take after my _______  (insert name of  medical procedure) before I’m feeling well enough to _______  (insert whatever it is you want to get back to doing: drive, fly, golf, have sex, return to work, etc.)?” 

But what happens when different doctors offer different answers to that important question?       .         .            .   Continue reading “How long does it take to heal from open heart surgery?”