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1 hour ago · Paralyzed Diaphragm in Lung Health

@john @terri @merry @thankful @alamogal635 @teresa @jenniferhunter @thankful

Thank you, everyone, for all of your good wishes, thoughts, and prayers. It is easier for me to post at this hour as there is less traffic in here and sort of quiet. I have a few inspirational ideas but cannot do anything currently until I stabilize a bit more but just give me some time and I will get them posted for you. I have one lobe that has inflated but not the other one, so am still on massive treatments and eggshells. Hopefully, things will get better but it will take some time so to speak. Wishing everyone a good weekend and am sending all you hugs and prayers and good thoughts. Ciao.

2 days ago · Paralyzed Diaphragm in Lung Health

@john @terri @merry @thankful @alamogal635 @teresa @jenniferhunter

Hello everyone. This is the first chance I had to post since my previous post. I never made it to the solarium. I have been on a ventilator with chest tubes in a medically induced coma, as what lung I have left finally gave way to the Atelectasis and closed up and collapsed requiring intubation with chest tubes. I'm still on a ventilator and stable at this time but I wanted to get this out to everyone just let you know that I'm still here barely. Hope you all are enjoying your week doing the things that you do. Sending special thoughts and virtual hugs to everyone. Bye for now.

Tue, Apr 16 7:35pm · Paralyzed Diaphragm in Lung Health

Fantastic story, excellently done. I was messing around with your story and made this for you out of what I gleaned from your posts to me. Hope you like it. Take care John.

Tue, Apr 16 5:29pm · Paralyzed Diaphragm in Lung Health

@hopeful33250

I know of the movie but I do not watch any war flicks. However, I knew Desmond personally and was familiar with his tribulations during his service. He was a good man. Out of respect, I attended his funeral in Piedmont and his internment in Chatanooga in 2006. Thanks for sharing.

Tue, Apr 16 4:01pm · Paralyzed Diaphragm in Lung Health

@johnbishop

Thanks for writing, Ed, and thank you for your service as well. I have much respect for the Navy as my life was saved by a corpsman in Nam. Semper Fi, indeed. I am very familiar with Yokosuka. I was there and in Yokohama and Atsugi when I was wounded. I was put on the wrong bus and wound up at Camp Zama in Japan. I was the only Marine in an Army hospital. Talk about confusion lol. Eventually, they sent me back to Bethesda and Phila. Naval Hospital. However, I really liked the cities in Japan. Here is my latest prosthetic cover for a Navy Vet here at my hospital. I really like being here on connect and sharing with everyone. Lots of good people here. I am limited as to what I can do but should you need anything, do not hesitate to let me know and I will do what I can. By the way, I like the cups, too. Meantime, please take care and I look forward to hearing from you again. Have a good week.

Tue, Apr 16 3:47pm · Paralyzed Diaphragm in Lung Health

@alamogal635

Thank you for your praise and kindness. However, I am exactly like every person who has earned the right to be called Marine. I was no better or worse. The only difference was actually situational. In my 28 year career, I went from taking orders as a Private to giving orders as a Colonel. Regardless of rank, however, I always conducted my self as a Marine even in civilian life after discharge. The old adage "Once a Marine — Always a Marine" is very true and I thank you for your respect. That being said, I am part of a large Brotherhood and nothing special as an individual. The true heroes are those who never made it home. I fought to survive in several conflicts and, presently, I am still fighting to survive. The battle may be different now but survival is the key for this Marine. So glad to hear that your checks have been good and I hope that you will continue to stay that way. This year is flying by so fast. Summer is almost here. If things go my way, maybe I can get them to wheel me out to the solarium so I can enjoy a little bit of it. We will see. Please take care. hugs and prayers to you as well.

Tue, Apr 16 12:53am · Paralyzed Diaphragm in Lung Health

@jenniferhunter
WOW….Talk about inspirational. Both of your uncle's stories could be major motion pictures. I felt the stories were amazing and very admirable. Thank you for sharing and I found links to be very rewarding and enjoyable. Had a chance to see the royal stallions when I was a kid growing up in Philadelphia. They are very beautiful horses indeed. I think it is really cool that you have your own horse too. In my younger years, I went horseback riding and really enjoyed it. Again, thank you for sharing those wonderful stories and thank you for your uncle's service. Have yourself a great week. Hugs and blessings to you as well.

Tue, Apr 16 1:02am · Paralyzed Diaphragm in Lung Health

@alamogal635

The oh well attitude I have is actually the only thing I can have. I'm not one to give up on anything. There's nothing that I can do about it, so, therefore, Oh Well… smile. The story about your dad and his military service could also be made into a movie as well amd there's a lot of inspiration can be drawn from that. You should be very proud. The voice recognition software that I have on my computer is very nice but with breathing difficulties, it's all about one word at a time rather than speaking in sentences. The nice thing about having it on my computer is that I can go into the memory and change the program to my liking which you cannot do with Siri or Alexa. As with everyone else you have yourself a good week as well and hugs and blessings to you too. Take care