I made it home last night after being at my parents for over a week after being discharged. I'm not 100% but slooooooowly getting better. I was actually in the hospital longer than expected, even for heart surgery. I was sedated for a few days because my right shoulder was doing some weird twitching during the procedure so as a precaution, they kept me under longer and had a hard time waking me up.
I did have some weird-ass dreams while I was under and when I woke up, I was high as a kite. I was confused, couldn't remember what my address was, my cell phone number, they would ask me what year it was and I would say 2002 (!!!!!!!) Crazy! I was also seeing a lot of things, like I would see people walking in the room and then disappear. I would ask others "Did you see that?" And they look at me like I was nuts. My head is getting better thankfully. Physically I'm moving slower, feeling weak, when I cough I can't even tell you how painful it is and sleeping has become a struggle. I'm better off sitting up on my couch supported by some pillows and sleeping that way. There is something funky going on with my right shoulder, I think while they were trying to find an artery they hit a couple of nerves so now my right shoulder is hurting, some moments worse than others. Needless to say, I got some gnarly scars going on my chest and right collar bone.
Overall, every day I am feeling just a teeny tiny bit better. I don't expect to get better over night. I understand that my operation was pretty friggin' serious and I'm just thankful to come out of it ok and they didn't have to replace the valve, just fix the aneurysm. I am also VERY thankful for all the messages on Facebook. My boyfriend did a great job keeping everyone in the loop. I got a couple of cards and gifts in the mail which I plan to show off eventually, I know some pretty awesome people. :)