Tuesday, May 08, 2007

VICTORY!!!!

By the powers vested in me as the patient, I have declared victory. I am walking around the hospital. Yesterday. I went back and visted the Intensive Care Unit where I lived for a week when I was a very sick person. I visited a guy who was on the same monitor as me, I was 23 and he was 25. We both had names, faces, but to the staff, we were 23 and 25. We both had the same nurse in ICU. As far as I was concerned, we were living together. He had a node of his lung removed because of cancer. Yesterday, he was moved down to a step down unit. I went to celibrate with Ted Israel and his wife. It's one of those little human hospital things.

I have blown trhough the respiratory goals (suck on this machine so that this thing floats above this 1500 level ten times). I used the CMHL approach(patent pendind). I just kept doing it until I had done it, then I had exceeded it. The surgeon says I can leave now as far as he's concerned. The medical people in the hospital want to keep me through some pain management and into eating solid foods. This experierience has turned into an exceptionally positive experiece with Shady Grove Hospital. The quality in this hospital has improved remarkably since my arm was operated on in 2004, and I had a remarkably good surgical experince and a remarkably bad hospital experience. I even took the Vicadan, but I still try REALLY HARD not to take the percocette. I hate that drugged feeling.

I'm not exactly sur how she does it, but I'm convinced Wicked H is partly responsible for my recovery. She does something medical, and something with hospitals, so, just to be safe Thank you Wicked! And just as important,I thank all of you for standing by Judy and I through this current crisis. It is more than comforting to know that you're not alone, that you have friends who care if you live or die, and who might stop and say a prayer for you.

Now, to get MJ well.

16 comments:

Wicked H said...

You knew we loved and cared for you, next time don't go to such extreme measures!!!

Seriously, very happy to see that you are back with vigor. Our area may seem big but I am glad that you felt my powers of healing. ;-)

cmhl said...

whooo-hooooooooooooooooo!!!! yay you!!!!

Lee said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAY!!!! Welcome back!

My Reflecting Pool said...

Wooo-whooooo! glad you are up and about and out of ICU #23. Welcome back!

AmyTree said...

Well done!! Very, VERY pleased to hear it.

spoon said...

I am in shock! I have been on holiday and not realised that you were even going through this! I'm so glad to hear that you are doing well though and I hope you're dancing around real soon. Thinking of you!

mist1 said...

Dear 23,

Glad to hear that you're doing better.

1

Glamourpuss said...

Oh to be 23 again...

Glad you are safe and getting well.

Puss

MJ said...

I am so glad to hear that you are recovering nicely 23 !! Maybe we can do some healing together in the sun???

Odat said...

I am so so glad you're up and around again....now get working on the bloggin convention for next year!!!
Peace

Matt said...

Surgeon to CEO: Get the HELL out of here!

Claudia said...

I always thought vicodin and percocet were basically the same drug, just made by a different company?

Claudia said...

either way...both make me ill!

And glad to hear you're on your way home!

WanderingGirl said...

Hooray!!! I'm so glad you're back!!! Judy was a wonderful stand-in, though, and it was soooo good to get first-hand reports. I say, get on solid food before you leave. No one wants to bounce back to the hospital!

Crankster said...

Congratulations!!!!!

Let me know when you move past Jello!

Alison said...

Glad to hear that you're healing quickly!