Dec 07, 2012 - 1:29 pm
This has been such a bad-news day on this message board that I will make my report brief. Anesthesia -> Biopsy -> Lung Collapse -> Tube In Lung -> Overnight in Hospital -> Clear Liquid Diet (Yuk) -> Minimal Pain :-) -> Can't Pee -> Urinary Catheter / In and Out -> Still Can't Pee -> Urinary Catheter Again (Double Ouie) -> Finally Can Pee Again (Lucky Me) -> Hole In Lung Healed Enough to Go Home -> Home.
I'm told not to cough. I normally cough a lot due to laryngectomy/voice prosthesis. I'm temporarily on a high dose of a narcotic cough medicine. It keeps the cough to a minimum but really knocks me out. Will be on this high dose for a couple of days. Don't want to cough a hole into my lungs. Of course, I won't drive or use sharp tools. I may post "normally" or I may post a little less often.
The pulmonologist said he took a lot of samples, and hoped they would be "adequate". Results Monday.