Monday, November 1, 2010

The fried breakfast principle

Seems that fried breakfast is the most appropriate gauge of my recovery on the first week I found out that full cooked breakfast was serviced on Sunday so the first week when I was in ITU I had my first taste and although I managed a bit I couldn't mange all the meal the next week it was a bit easier and I ate nearly all the meal but it was cold before I finished it.Last week I managed the whole meal and most was hot this Sunday I ate all the meal hot and even started on some toast to follow.I seemed to be on the way to a full recovery shame they don't serve any black pudding.
In the real word I have had a few ups and downs leading to a few investigations to find out why my Oxygen saturations were low

I had a bronchoscopy  Ultrasound of my heart and Diaphragm. capacity test and forced volume test and CT scan and then it was decided that I had a need for a chest drain in the pleura of my right lung that seemed to do the job and the sats are now improving

The other thing I have been considering How do I Express my extreme gratefulness to the unknown people out in the world that gave me this new chance that I have been offered in the world?  how can I tell the relatives of the donor how much I appreciate what they have done for me and my family?

It must have been such a hard time for them losing a loved one and still able to see the benefit  that the organs available would make in someone else's life I will do my best to look after the donation they have made to me and keep that piece of them alive inside me I have no words at the moment but I hope in the future I will be able to explain though a note if that is possible to let them know how much I respect their decision. 

Finally I had a shave today and so I thought that I would post a another picture on line so you could judge If you thought that I have improved as all the nurses say I have, and you can see my ugly mug again!


  1. Well done Mark, you look great! Hope the recovery keeps going from strength to strength. Big hugs. :)

  2. Hi Mark

    I managed to make a comment in the end. Been having trouble with Google chrome refusing to load certain websites, anyway I digress.

    Really pleased to see you looking so well. I'm sure you still have a long way to go to full recovery but you are certainly looking well in this latest photo. I really feel for you having the bronchosopy. Mum has had several of these as she has Bronchiectasis and I remember her saying that it was not very pleasant. I hope you continue to get better and look forward to hearing more about your progress.

    All the best Mark

    Kirsty x


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