Monday, I had a new swallow study/X-ray performed at Vanderbilt Hospital. The specialist seemed to think that I was improving right on schedule, praise God . She released me to start eating soft foods, but left the feeding tube in as I can't eat enough to get the nutrition I need from solid foods right now.
I've had potato soup for a couple of lunches this week, and overcooked some macaroni and cheese today (just the way I like it) and I ate a half cup of that. It's actual work, with a lot of coughing and clearing my airway just to get through a little meal like that, so I have quite a ways to go. As of this morning, I weigh 145 pounds, down from 158 on day of surgery.
I see my actual doctor on November 18th. I hope he can explain the pain and modified movement I have in my left arm/shoulder. Fun days !
Keep the faith !
" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???
The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31
"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4