..........found me hospitalized again !
I went up to Vanderbilt on Monday for my one month post surgery checkup. I thought I'd save my brother the trouble of driving me up there, and just take the public transportation that they offer here at home. I booked a round trip for $30.00, but my doctor decided that he could save me a trip back up there another day by hospitalizing me overnight for a procedure that I needed. So, I wound up having to pay the return trip fee, AND staying 2 nights !
My vocal nerve has not recovered at all, so he injected silicone or something into it to protect my airway and give me a little more of my voice back. Scheduling got aggravating, thus the extra long stay.
I've thrown up the last two nights since being home, so it's been quite trying. I've lost 14 pounds in 5 weeks, and need to stop and maintain my weight from here forward, but I can't eat anything much by mouth except for creamy tomato soup. The tube feedings make me sick when I take the amount they prescribe, so I've got to develop an alternate method. Sleep is still difficult without aspirating saliva into my airway. My dentures are causing sore places in my mouth because of all the weight loss/ misfitting now.
One day at a time, with the grace of my Lord, I WILL get better.
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.