Had my first post hospital/surgery appointment with my surgeon today and everything is going extremely well. My incision sites are healing perfectly. I am almost completely pain free and most importantly, my bypasses look excellent. I got to see my new x-rays and I must admit, my sternum looks really cool with all of these little circles going up the entire length of it. I also have a little visible circle on my heart from one of the bypasses. The mono-filament thread shows up really bright on the x-ray. My surgeon is really impressed with how far I have come in such a short time considering all of the things that went wrong right after my surgery. He also cleared me to drive, and lift things up to 20 lbs instead of up to 5 lbs. Still no banging the wife though, another month before I get the ok to do that!