..........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.
" 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