I thought of all my CSN friends and lifted you all up in prayer. I felt close to heaven, so I wanted to thank God for all of the blessings I have received and for my friends.
Received this garden gnome as a gift, my weekend project was painting him, what a fun low energy distraction
I recieved my first HME [Heat mosture exchanger] which is a filter for my neck. Now all my air is filtered and it is so much easyer to talk. With out the HME and having an open stoma your mucus gets dry and can plug or you can inhale anything in the air. I fly can really scare the hell out of you, you could inhale it and so much dust when you cough it can look like mud, and has.
The first time I could talk after the surgery. Dr said take a big breath and put your thumb and plug the stoma [hole in my neck] and say 1,2,3,and 4. I can talk, not great and it is hard, but I can.
Several days in and I have no pain. Well it might be a one but thats it. It went up when the drain tubes started coming out. The Pain went up to 7 real fast.