Category Archives: Heart Bypass Surgery

What Makes Me Feel Like “Levytating”

This is my official entry to LEVY’s contest. According to dictionary.com, “levitate” means “to rise or cause to rise and float in the air, without visible agency, attributed, esp formerly, to supernatural causes.” Whoa, that’s a bit scary! Well, I … Continue reading

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Earlier than Expected!

Last Wednesday, five days after Nanay’s first follow-up checkup post-surgery, I received a call from Tatay about Nanay’s inflamed wounds in her lower left leg. These were the two cuts in her lower left leg where some of the blood … Continue reading

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Nanay’s First Follow-up Checkup after Surgery

Last Friday afternoon, exactly four days after Nanay was discharged from the Philippine Heart Center (PHC), we accompanied her to the clinic of her heart surgeon for her first follow-up checkup after her coronary artery bypass graft. This was to … Continue reading

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Finally Home from the Hospital!

Nanay was finally discharged from the Philippine Heart Center yesterday afternoon, one day after all her surgical drains and tubes were removed. She still needed assistance when sitting down and standing up, and she’s still getting dizzy. Her heart surgeon … Continue reading

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Update on Nanay’s Heart Bypass Surgery

After staying for 2 ½ days at the Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), Nanay was brought back to the Adult Pay Ward of the Philippine Heart Center at midnight on Saturday. This means she’s already stable. When we visited her … Continue reading

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