It was about now that I got the bad news that all was not straightforward. Normally one wears the thoraco for about four weeks and then there are about two eels while they work on the muscular system. Both Lucie and Brigitte had spoken of my fragile tendons. then Lucie revealed, assuming I knew already, that I have to spend eight weeks with the thoraco – at least a month extra in hospital. Amazingly the detailed operation report has not yet reached the hospital, so they cannot tell how many tendons were cut during the operation or whether they were already in a fragile state.
This came as an awful blow. Plus I was angry that the surgeon did not say more during our brief post operation meeting.
So it looks as if I have to wear the thoraco till at least mid January and dont get out of here till some time in february.