Wednesday, July 4, 2012


It looks like there is lots of excitement in store for me over the next 24 hours. First of all, I am anxiously awaiting my first bronchoscopy! I hear it is a can't miss good time. I have been having a bit of a problem clearing my lungs so I am sure I will feel better once it is completed. I will be sure to relay all the highlights post haste.

I am pretty sue they are also taking out my catheter as well. This is nothing less than fantastic news. I vaguely remember insertion as being mildly uncomfortable. Apparently there are different levels of catheters and I have a particularly sensitive one. I feel like I pee about every two and a half minutes. This has been a learning experience for me as seldom visit a bathroom for any reason between 7 am and 7 pm. It will be good to get back to normal.

Believe it or not, there is another procedure being done tomorrow but I have already forgotten it. There is a small concern that water could be accumulating in my lungs, so the doctors feel once I am getting the other stuff done, why not throw on another procedure? I love medical pragmatism!

I could probably drag on this post but I have actually gotten my blood pressure a little high with all of the anticipation so tune in for a full run down on how things work out.

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  1. CHERYL SOKOLOFF NOVACKJuly 4, 2012 at 2:03 PM

    Good luck with all those procedures. I will be thinking about it all day. Glad to hear you had a rockin good time with the Rabbi today. It makes up for other stuff. Have a restful night. You need all your strength for tomorrow. Love, your sister, Cheryl.

  2. Wow...that just sounds overwhelming...certainly can't top that with my plans for tomorrow! Jay you sound cool as a cucumber in the face of all of this excitement. I hope everything goes as planned and they vacuum all that gunk out so you don't have to cough so much. Try for a good nights rest...will be thinking of you...
    Love, Dina

  3. Jay,

    Good luck tomorrow hope they clear a ?plethora? of luggies. What is the proper noun for a large group of bronchial mucous plugs??? Is it "plethora" or is it a "GAGgle"??? Maybe I should google gaggle and find out. Dina would not let me publish this as she thought it was too bad and not up to the wry wit standards set by you on the blog. I tend to agree. Hope it all goes well and without too much difficulty and I hope it clears a lot up for you to make you more comfortable.