Saturday, December 19, 2009

I did it the normal way.

Yesterday was a long day, BUT everything went well, and I got home around 8 pm. I had sort of a restless night, but that is to be expected.

One good thing to report, about my surgery. Most people who are put under, have a breathing tube that is put down their throat / trach, then a inner tube like "cuff" is inflated against the trach wall, so the flow of oxygen can be controlled. In the past, I have had to have special things done, because of my DPS [breathing pacer] and the Shiley in my trach. All of this has caused extra work, switching out to a cuffed Shiley, etc, on the part of the anesthesiologists.

The clear Hood Stoma Cap, that I now wear [instead of the old "in the trach" Shiley] does not restrict my trach airway. Thus it was possible for me to be put under, the normal way. They still have to sync their breathing machine with my DPS, but it felt neat, to do it the normal way.

Thanks for all of your notes and emails, but especially your prayers.


Anonymous said...

Hey Dan,
Glad to read your "new and improved" frequent posts. Feels more like a conversation. Glad your surgery went well. I hope your Christmas home with the family is awesome!
Mike P

Sophie said...

Glad to hear the surgery went well. See you at Christmas :)

Anonymous said...

Dan, I share your story with a lot of my customers. Friday several were praying for you and a few said they would check you blog. Keep up the great work and the wonderful attitude. God is using you that only eternity will reveal. Love you and see you at Christmas. Gramma