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Day 3 with the gortex

January 30, 2010

I’m on the third day of my healing and it’s going great. My mama is taking such good care of me and I’ve had a few visitors to interrupt my sleep/lounge around activities.

I’ve been able to talk ever since I had surgery. I try to keep it in moderation, but usually get sleepy before my voice gets too tired. I don’t feel like I sound very different, but others say my voice sounds stronger with the same amount of effort that used to get a pretty weak sound.

I’m regaining a lot of flexibility in my neck, which was pretty sore from the angle it was in during the surgery and just from the surgery. For the first day I felt like someone had punched me in my throat. No sharp pain, just an ache. I’ve been diligent about taking my medicine regularly though which is keeping the pain well under control. They said today would be the most painful day, but it’s been good so far. I still have a lot of numbness on my throat all the way up to my jaw line.

There is hope that once the swelling goes down I will be able to swallow without turning my head. I can swallow better now but every once in a while it makes me choke which hurts more than it’s worth. I have a row of stitches in my throat that aren’t so pretty, but they will come out Tuesday. Jonathan said the cut is already looking calmer than even yesterday. Between him and my mother I have been well fed – chicken soup, spaghetti squash with spinach, a gravy biscuit, yogurt, and banana. As long as I chew a lot most things are easy to swallow.

So now I’m about to take my steriod, percocet, and antibiotic and probably go back to sleep for a while. I slept the best last night (between the alarms I set for my medicine) than I have all week.

The prayers and love continue to make me feel happy and peaceful.

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