Nothing much and that's what I mean.
Finally met the great consultant himself, Mr Patel. That was after he had sent his minion to scout out the land and then later by his Registrar to examine me and tell me the general plan. She could see I was not happy, so off she scampered.
The inflammation has subsided (hurrah!) and is nowhere near as tender as it as been but he doesn't intend to operate for at least 2 - 4 weeks from now. I have to stay in at least for the next few days while the cardiac teams assess me then the plan is to discharge me with antibiotic cover and hopefully good pain relief and assuming nothing happens I'll return for the operation whenever.
I'm here, I'm in reasonably good condition, let's get the bloody thing out!