Monday, July 23, 2012

silly trachea

A plan, of sorts is now in place. Though getting to this stage was not the most comfortable thing in the world.

I saw one of the surgeons this morning. The tube they put in last week, was not holding in my throat, my throat was literally pushing it out. as they dont want to lose the opening in my neck, it was decided that I would need to switch back to my usual trach, a simple enough job, one tube out one tube in, they are both the same sort of size.

And that is where the problems set in. 
what should be a simple switch, did work out that way.
They took one tube out, but nothing would go back in. 
They pushed and pushed, but where my trachea is like bone, it would no give.
It was a horrible 45 minutes of struggling. Needles, blood, coughing, retching so hard and trying not to so hard that tears were streaming down my face.
Drenched with sweat, blood, tears, overall not a pretty sight.
Give the doctor his due, he kept his cool, but you could see him running out of ideas.
I have a high pain threshold anyway, but this was really pushing me to the edge, as my head began to throb the effort.

In the end, he managed to stitch a temporary tube in place and I am now on the emergency theatre list. As soon as space becomes available I will be going back to theatre. 

There going to try to put the trach back in, but they dont know what it will take to do such thing. My trachea just dosnt play fair. But then knowing  the way my trachea likes to mess about, they will probably fix it within seconds when i get to theatre, as my throat likes to play the role of an attention whore.

Oh, did I ever mention that I am now the proud owner of a pair of sock monkey pj bottoms? I got them while I was away, but I do love them lots.

There is not a cloud in the sky outside. Could this be the start of summer? 
Some sun would be good.
Though shame it comes on a day where I have to wait inside. 

1 comment:

  1. Kim, sorry I'm rushing as so so busy and not had time to comment recently. This all sounds so frightening to me, I honestly don't know how you cope . . . and I'm sat here moaning about a sodding head ache. This kinda puts it all in perspective. I hope and pray it all goes well in theatre. You are so brave, a real inspiration.
    Thoughts and prayers for you Kim x x