Lung surgery takes a lot of healing. The reason I have been in the hospital all week is so that my lungs can be closely monitored. Everything has progressed very well but boy has it been frustrating to know that time & patience are the only thing between me and being at home.
In a couple hours the doctors will clamp off my chest tube and see how I fare for a bit. They will then either take out the tube or give me a portable device so that I can at last go home, but return to get the tube out next week.
If you ever want to experience a snake living in your chest I recommend a chest tube.
Respiratory therapist is here…