Can't. I was instructed on several occasions not to scrub anything. They said to let the water hit it and to blot it only. Stitches from the drain tube haven't fallen out yet, either. Got to go back to the surgeon Thursday. I've made a list of things to ask about, first of which is how I wean myself off of the heart meds.
In the meantime, I'm thinking about having my first beer since the 18th of October.
NO! Your alcohol consuming days are over
Alcohol and caffeine are triggers
Do you want all you went through to be for absolutely fargin NOTHING? Help yourself to a coupla beers. Start your morning with coffee, while you are at it.
Lemme tellya where yer at (feel free to check it with your doc) -- You now have a weakness
for going A-fib. The prescriptions you get will -- if you are fortunate -- keep that weakness
from coming to the fore again.
Accept this truth: You will never go back to what you used to think of as "normal". Well, you can go back, but you will go down
, too. A coupla beers (one), coffee, tea... are now off your list of edibles.
Mebbe your bod useta be the equivalent of a trail bike; bustin' hills, powering through mud, etc. Now it is a big red road machine with windscreen, radio, foot rests, and cruise control. It cannot
go off-road like the trail bike.
Treat your newly-acquired bike-bod properly. Or it will fail you quickly.