This one will be brief as I’m beat. This morning, they tried to “cork” me, which is what it sounds like. You put a “cork” in the trach tube to force beeathing through the nose and mouth only. I had a hard time breathing out–probably because my trach is still pretty big. Later in the day I was “taped” — an imperfect solution but more practice for corking than anything. I’ll spare you the details but it was a difficult and I’m pretty sore. Here’s hoping tomorrow’s corking goes better.