Far Guy invited me to the room where sweet little smiling Mary pulled three feet of tube out of his stomach...I declined.
We had a really good educational visit with the Pulmonary Therapist. She was originally from Wisconsin. We learned so much from her.
We got home...partially unpacked and we both had naps...my nap was for four hours...which probably amounts to a sleep instead of a nap.
We are still mulling over comments from the Thoracic Surgeon "You are pushing the envelope" "You have some coronary artery disease. not enough for the Cardiologist to be worried about, but from a Lung Transplant Surgeon's standpoint it is concerning." " I will only transplant one lung." " You have an 85% chance to survive one year and then you will probably have a good seven years after you survive the first year." "You will be able to breathe without oxygen with one good lung" "Your quality of life will be much better" "You are getting older" "Recovery will be hard work." "I think you will be listed for a year and then we will have to see the results of another Angiogram." " Don't be discouraged, you have to go into transplant with a really good attitude." " two blockages are about 60%...not enough to require stents or by pass surgery at this time." "You could have a heart attack during surgery." "You are not a perfect candidate...and we look for perfect."
Lots of scary "stuff" to think about.
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