Hi Everyone. Not sure who remembers me. I quit writing when I had gastric bypass surgery Nov 2010. Surgery didn't go well and my stomach closed not letting anything pass. January I went back in the hospital and while there went into acute respiratory distress, rushed to ICU, induced into a coma, placed on a vent for 2 weeks and when they stopped the coma meds I didn't wake up. I was sent to a long term acute care facility. Family & staff said my eyes were open, but no one was home. I'm told my eyes started following, then hands moved, and eventually conversations, but the first day I remember is March 30. I was relased April 14, so I was in the hospital 4 months and a coma for 2 months. Interestingly, I only have 5-6 flashes of memory from Jan-March. I had home care physical therapy for 6 weeks and I continue to have weekly nursing care to change dressings and draw blood.
I can't eat and I'm getting endoscopies every 2 weeks to open a hole in my stomach. I have liquid food pumped thru my veins 10 hours each day as well as cellcept, solumedrol, and a few other drugs. My devoted BF helps me set up this mess every day and my daughter drives me to medical appointments. I'm greatful to them and also to Lynnwood who took me to an appointment when my daughter couldn't, even though Lynnwood was in a flare. Anyway, that's how I spent my Spring. I sincerely hope all of you are doing well. Love, Butterflake...Donna