The Painful Road to Recovery

 I think the worst part of this adventure was the pain from my lungs.

So here it is, my chest tube

So here it is, my chest tube

I had a long tube sticking out my side with a bottle at the end of it containing all the fluid that was being drained out. It often gave me pains in my chest and I struggled to breathe.

And this is the bottle where all the blood and fluid from my lung went into.

And this is the bottle where all the blood and fluid from my lung went into.

I could not walk for more than a few steps, even those few steps I needed assistance and sitting was the greatest challenge of all. The nurses tried every day to let me sit for a few minutes so that my lungs can get used to my body in  an upright position but after a few seconds, I would lose my breathe and became very tired. Often I cried out to them to let me lay down again because I was not coping.

closer image of my tubes

The other little tube you see next to my chest tube, is the one used to drain fliud or blood from my operation.

They would give me countless injections every day, the one I hated the most was the one on my tummy because it was the most painful and I had to have it every day to keep my blood from clotting.

morphine 2
X rays were taken each day to keep track on how my lungs were recovering and each day I looked forward to my morphine injection because it was the best part of my day …

Hope this doesn't gross anyone out !! :P

Hope this doesn’t gross anyone out !! 😛

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One response to “The Painful Road to Recovery

  1. charlie

    I’m just a little grossed out….just a little…..after the pictures! LOL
    Amazing story Marilyn, keep sharing your testimony to tell others of the Lord’s faithfulness!!!!
    xxxx

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