My only issue now was the afib continued. Now the doctors assure me this is perfectly normal for almost all cardiac surgery patients.To try and reset my heart's electrical system, I had to go in for a procedure called electrocardioversion. This means the doctor put me under anesthesia for about a minute while he zapped me with some paddles. This works most of the time to reboot the heart and get it back in normal rhythm. Fingers crossed for it to be successful. At least I left the hospital with everything working normally.
Since my recovery has gone so well, there is not, at least at this time, much more to report. It is simply a matter of allowing time to do its healing magic. I should be absolutely back to full strength and completely healed, sternum knit back fully, at about 3 months, so mid-March. Therefore, I think this will be the last of my blog posts on the recovery process. I hope it proves helpful for someone out there. Thanks for listening.