Paul went to bed early (midnight) and forgot his nighttime pills meaning he was up at 4:00 am! Paul signed up for a medical study, at the hospital, to aid future patience about what to do about the broken sternum.
The only complaints Paul has had has been the chest where the sternum was repairs and his butt! Prior to this, Paul never sat still. We were always on the go somewhere!
The sternum or breastbone is a long flat bone shaped like a necktie located in the center of the chest. It connects to the ribs via cartilage, forming the front of the rib cage, and thus helps to protect the heart, lungs,and major blood vessels from injury. The sternum consists of three regions: the manubrium, the body, and the xiphoid process.
The word sternum originates from the Greek meaning chest.
When one leaves the hospital they doctors tell you not life more than ten pounds, do NOT raise your arms, do not pull up withe the arms, etc. The study is being done by a CSULB Professor and he is measuring the pain levels on hundreds of post operative people doing exactly what the doctors saw not to do!. It is done within two weeks of the surgery and again after ten weeks. Using a sonogram, he measures the deformation of the sternum during these “to be avoided” maneuvers. His research is pointing to NOT telling people to stop moving their arms after a surgery and in fact do so to encourage healing! He showed up at 11:00 and was done by noon.
Bob Zaitz dropped by to get the Starlighters envelopes/invitations and to visit with us!
After that we net James at Old Ranch for a drink. Paul was hungry so we ordered a half-turkey deli sandwich! It was outstanding!
We returned home and crashed! Sue hit the sack about 10:00 and Paul about 30 minutes later!