Today was the big day: around 7:30am the residents (not the band) came by and removed my trache. In its place are some stitches, though they don’t close the hole perfectly. So there is still some healing to be done and i need to be observed for a few nights. But overall it feels great. Much easier to breathe than being taped and and it feels good to be back “in” my nose and mouth. On the downside, I seem to be a victim of a long hospital stay and have picked up some kind of nasty intestinal bug (of course they are doing tests to see what it is). This morning, after a particularly rough night I was prepared to check myself out today or tomorrow, but my doctor stopped hy and talked me down, so it is at least a couple more nights in here. On the plus side, I may get a day pass tomorrow. After 15 days, I sure could use it.
Jonathan, you sound like you are doing GREAT! very frustrating to have gotten sick in the hospital, sorry about that. I’m sorry we haven’t been able to chat/im–our hours don’t seem to coincide. I hope that meebo or similar is working for you. Hoping you get to go home soon, where you can surrounded by a warm bath of media, play some games, and regale us all with a full size keyboard.
Jonathan, have been following your progress via Super Bon and am thrilled to get continuous updates detailing turns for the better. Best wishes with your recovery!!
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