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Feb 8

What a week

Category: Life

So, this isn’t going to be a sweeping narrative, more like a list of happenings…

On Friday the 31st I needed an emergency trach change.

On Tuesday the 4th I SOMEHOW severely sprained my right shoulder, and by Thursday the 6th, the pain was so bad I kept getting dizzy and feeling like throwing up (which would be BAD).

On Thursday the 6th, after getting into the van for an appointment with my pain doctor, I couldn’t breathe because the temporary trach tube I had placed on the 31st started pressing against the wall of my trachea and blocking my airway. The tube had to be held in just the right way so I could breathe. So, we went to the e.r. rather than the pain doctor.

In the e.r. I got a new trach, a slew of drugs, and that’s that. Shoulder’s better, breathing’s better.


2 Comments so far

  1. josh February 8th, 2014 9:38 pm

    Ugh, hell of a week… Glad you’re feeling better!

  2. John February 10th, 2014 7:55 pm

    Dang dude! How are you doing now that it is a couple of days later?

    I still remember the MASH episode where Hawkeye used a pocket knife and the bottom half of a pen to trach someone in the field. I’m sure Hawkeye died of cirrhosis years ago from all of those martinis, but if you see the ER doc pull a pen out of his pocket protector and start unscrewing it, hit the call button STAT!

    Keep writing! More More More… – I’m selfish in that way… 🙂