Sternotomy

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.

Sternotomy

Wired Shut – click image to enlarge to see wires

(note the images incorrectly state a triple bypass when it was a quadruple)

Sternotomy-sideview

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