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 !
I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy; for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities;
"NOW THANKS BE UNTO GOD, WHICH ALWAYS CAUSETH US TO TRIUMPH IN CHRIST !"
The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked came against me to eat up my flesh, my enemies and foes, they stumbled and fell. Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear....Psalm 27 1-3
Psalm 31: 7, 8
And hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a large room.