I had my f/u appointment with my surgeon and CT scan. Everything is looking good, clips are in place and nothing is there that should not be there. I am recovering "with flying colors." Big sigh of relief. :) I asked about the metallic smell and taste and the doctor thinks it is normal and should go away soon. I go back in 1 1/2 years for an angiogram.
Oh, and if anyone remembers my issue with the staples being left in, I asked about that. They think it was from the surgical draping that is used. They use staples to keep the draping in place to keep the open area free from germs. With my "beautiful long dark hair, they must have just missed the staples."