I found these recent x-ray’s interesting of the closure of my sternotomy (cracking of the chest/sternum for my open heart procedure)
The stainless steel wires, which to me look like bread ties, will stay in my chest permanently as the bone grows around them. I wonder if I’ll set off the TSA alarms at the airport?
For those adept at reading x-rays these show a pleural effusion, which is a fluid buildup around the lungs. I’m told more on my left side than right. It’s fairly typical at this stage of my recovery.
(note the images incorrectly state a triple bypass when it was a quadruple)