I was in the hospital for rehab for a broken leg that resulted from a fall during rehab for a knee replacement.
During this stay I had my heart to stop. I do not remember much for at least two weeks when I woke to find my hands restrained and tubes in both nostrils. They tell me this was because of heavy sedation. I had for these two weeks the most horrible nightmares of my life. I actually believed these to be true. Anyway, I was told by my surgeon that what saved my life was the removal of about
three feet of intestine that had died due to loss of blood flow. This was in December and now I am facing the reversal procedure when my orthopedic doctor releases me. This ostomy has been a real problem to deal with especially since my wife and kids are involved as well. I don't know if I have the nerve to undergo the same stuff as when they did this. Hopefully I won't have to go through the same thing as when they did the ostomy. Presently I'm not having that many problems other than the maintenance of the thing which pretty much rules my life. I have been on disability which is better than nothing but I do need to get working again. I'm taking a chance that I will be able to eat normally. This is my first entry and there is much more to my tale than this.