I’m on day 10 post surgery and still in hospital…
I’ve had my good days and I’ve had my bad days…. but ‘hanging in there’ …I still have the chest tubes and I’m still not able/allowed to eat as I have some swallowing complications (unrelated to the surgery though)… and they fear aspiration… so for now I’m on j-tube feedings only just like I was prior to the surgery…. I admit though… I had high expectations on this one… and I know I will need to be patient with myself… but for now I can’t help but feeling a bit down about it….
The main reason I’m still in hospital is because I’m sort of “homeless” as I can’t go home until they say I can fly…. I’m told… I will most likely be out of here Tuesday morning/noon… but the hospital (or insurance back home) will have an apartment ready for us… close to the hospital… but there is another family staying there until Tuesday morning… It’s not “home”… but at least it’s not hospital…. and I know that will help with my moods/grumpiness… however…. I keep hearing people telling me that my struggle is just beginning…. and I can’t help but wonder…
Stay strong my friend…I’m kind of around today if you wanna chat 🙂
Oh my friend I adore you! Keep up the good fight!
Hang in there, it is a process and sure you have come a long way already!
Just think when it’s over you can ask “how long can u go without water” ……..I say 24 days ,,,,,, it’s incredible what the human body can take
well… In a way I have done that ‘experiment’ already…. :/ …a long time ago…. not a happy memory though… and I don’t recommend it…. but it could have ended a lot worse than it did….
Your practically super human
As long as you woke up this morning maestro, it’s a good day!
One day at a time Gabriel. xx
That apartment will make you feel a little better I think. You need music Gabriel or at least a walk to the nearest piano? 🙂
I agree Jamie maybe even just a keyboard at the apartment.
yeah well that is actually “in process” 😉
Good to hear!
That’s the first thing I saw when I read you were going to be staying in an apartment. I hoped there was going to be a piano or keyboard of some type in it.
You will be ok. Keep focusing on how far you have come and all successes big and small. Hang in there!
How long do you have to stay at the apartment? I’m so sorry for everything your continuing to go thru. I can’t even imagine……Xxx
They now say 6-8 weeks before I can fly… but I’m guessing it depends on how things go… as far as healing