Patty is still ailing. Her incision scar hurts even more today than yesterday, and the nausea continues to be fairly persistent. Her low-grade fever was back this morning. So far, she has not thrown up today, which is progress from the two days preceding. Yesterday, Patty visited the nurse-practitioner (affiliated with the surgeon), who said that some pain and other symptoms are to be expected still, and likely for some time. Patty is worrying a bit about how much strength she'll have a month from now when she'll be expected back at work.
Last night, we had a bit of a scare when Patty started feeling symptoms identical to those she had when she experienced a restenosis of her artery (Mother's Day 2005). Specifically, she was feeling a dull ache across her collar bone and through her upper back. Of course, these symptoms can be meaningful or meaningless; they went away after an hour or so, so we won't put much stock in them for now.
That's the latest...I'll write again when there's any news.