For those of a nervous disposition, who are inclined to faint at other people's descriptions of their operations, rest assured this is the last time I will be talking about my pacemaker op.
As an aside, for a time I lived in Brazil with my then boyfriend. He was of a nervous disposition when it came to details of operations. Part of his job was shepherding visiting American management round the local chemical plants. On one such trip the visiting elderly American was enthusiastically describing his quadruple by-pass operation over dinner. Said boyfriend fainted at the table and had to be helped from the dining-room by elderly American and nearby waiter.
Anyway, I digress.
Part of the impeccable National Health Service in France includes post-operative care by nurses every two days to check all is progressing well with healing and to clean and replace the dressing. So this is what I have had for the last two weeks.
Every nurse who has peeled back the dressing has exclaimed when they have seen the work of the surgeon. I think I have the best operation scar in France. It is immaculate. It has been described as "jolie", "impeccable", "magnifique" and my favourite: "chouette" which literally means "owl".
So I have an owly scar! Of which I am very proud. And the surgeon should be too. I will tell him when I see him in three months time.