Exactly 1 week ago, I went in to get the blockage (plaque) removed from my left carotid artery. The blockage was 80% or greater. Surgery was successful. I was in the ICU for 2 days, then another half day in a regular room. so far, so GOOD. Can feel the incision beginning to heal. The only problems are sleeping and I can't really talk. I guess the breathing tube and surgery took a little toll on my throat. This is another first for me.
Not sure how long the throat will be irritated but it's good practice for keeping my mouth shut!
I thank my Guardian Angel and the God another one for seeing me through this.
Until later, Wayne