Dear friends of Tap,
A month has now passed since I underwent my nine hour TAAA open surgery repair at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary and wish to thank those of you whom expressed their prayers and best wishes for my recovery. My TAAA was of unusual sort and had to be operated on by two of only three such specialist surgeons in the country. Fortunately, my own surgeon, Mr Burns, was one such specialist surgeon and I’m truly grateful and indebted to his skill and expertise. The other specialist surgeon whom I never met I believe travels between the Lebanon and the UK to perform this type of TAAA repair. Understandably, therefore, it takes time for these specialist surgeons to schedule operation dates.
I should like also to thank all the HDU doctors and staff of ward 116 for their detailed care and attention to my speedy recovery.
During my recovery in HDU ward 116 I drank loads of iced coconut water which I had brought into hospital to soothe an aggressively sore throat after surgery. Several of the staff were surprised at my knowledge of the benefits of coconut. Equally, I was delighted to learn that several of the nurses were as knowledgeable and were in the habit of consuming coconut water, milk and oil.
Nurses and doctors were amazed at the speed of my recovery which I told them was down to healthy eating and lifestyle and was released from hospital just six days after major surgery.
Recovery takes time and initially I spent a few day in and out of sleep. However, my strength and stamina are improving every day and feel fit enough to take what the world has to throw at me. Look out world I’mmm back!!! As such I’ll be posting to the blog again but will be resting and napping a lot also.
Kindest regards to one and all in the service of love and truth,