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    Hi Guys, Wow, the years go by like a dragster...

    Hi Guys,

    Wow, the years go by like a dragster on full throttle. :eek: :D

    All's good my side. Family is fine except for some sadness on Terry's birthdays. I still have the live-out girlfriend...
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    Whilst on my business trip this week, I received...

    Whilst on my business trip this week, I received news that the trachy hole had struck back at us. Apart from being no nearer healing, Terry has picked up a hospital-resident, drug-resistant...
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    Application for clemency duly posted to the...

    Application for clemency duly posted to the public prosecutor for the fines.

    A better day. :)

    Terry is oozing so much haemoglobin through her wounds that she was ghostly pale, weak and tired,...
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    Things haven't gone well since the wonderful...

    Things haven't gone well since the wonderful weekend at home. Somehow, and I have no idea how or when, the trachy hole tore open again. The surgeon blames me for undoing his work over the weekend and...
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    Very brilliant weekend having Terry home. She...

    Very brilliant weekend having Terry home. She spent most of the days in her hyper-deluxe recliner I bought for her, watching cricket of all things, and being waited on hand and foot. We're perfectly...
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    TERRY’S HOME!!! :) Well, not for good, but the...

    TERRY’S HOME!!! :)

    Well, not for good, but the doc gave her a weekend pass, I think to encourage her to keep working on her rehabilitation. It was a major logistical and very costly project to...
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    Poll: Not! Seems all their taste is in their mouths.

    Not! Seems all their taste is in their mouths.
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    Poll: There were some childhood dream cars, I'm pretty...

    There were some childhood dream cars, I'm pretty sure of that, but my memory of them was blown away with the advent of the Lamborghini Miura S. :eek:

    I walked past a dealer selling a mint, 2nd...
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    Terry is recovering ok from her latest throat op...

    Terry is recovering ok from her latest throat op and is able to eat and swallow again now.

    Strange coincidence: Just before she fell ill, she received a 'missed call' from an old work colleague...
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    Bad day today. :( First thing in the morning,...

    Bad day today. :(

    First thing in the morning, the throat surgeon tells Terry she has to go back to theatre today for the 4th time.

    1 to put in the trachy
    2 to take out the trachy and close...
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    Christmas today was kinda surreal but fun. Terry...

    Christmas today was kinda surreal but fun. Terry being the only patient in the ward (which was what probably sparked the idea), we shut the door and took over the place.

    Terry loved watching...
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    I was doing some shopping this morning including...

    I was doing some shopping this morning including getting some fruit to make Terry a fresh fruit salad, which made me late getting to the hospital. Next thing I get a call on my cellphone from a ward...
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    No change other than being moved out of ICU and...

    No change other than being moved out of ICU and back to a general ward today. For someone with zero mobility, she sure gets around. :)
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    I'm baaack. :) Yikes it was tough being away and...

    I'm baaack. :) Yikes it was tough being away and sleep was not on my agenda. My company also has a substantial phone bill to pay from the hotel to the hospital and to family members at the hospital. ...
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    Not a bad day today. She starts out pretty chirpy...

    Not a bad day today. She starts out pretty chirpy each day but by nightfall she's wiped out. Condition remains the same, but a couple of tiny improvements I suppose only I would notice. Shared them...
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    Hi all. Sorry, I've been in a kinda numbed and...

    Hi all. Sorry, I've been in a kinda numbed and despondent state of mind and really tired the last few days (got about 2 hours sleep last night, just wouldn't come), and haven't posted. Add to this...
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    Well, the move to the general ward is complete...

    Well, the move to the general ward is complete and Terry's 'sort of' settled in. I was there from 06h00 to midday and it took a few hours for them to pack her up and move her. My daughter filled in...
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    Thanks again, for the umpteenth time I know, for...

    Thanks again, for the umpteenth time I know, for the ongoing support and good wishes. Putting my story out there has really helped me deal with the issues and emotions.

    Again, nothing much to...
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    Not much to report today, just slight gains all...

    Not much to report today, just slight gains all around. She's not big on hospital food, especially when everthing is pulverised for her, but I managed to convince her that eating is the key to...
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    Yesterday was truly the day from hell. necessary...

    Yesterday was truly the day from hell. necessary I suppose but thank goodness it's over. When I arrived this morning I was surprised to see the bed empty and then stunned to see Terry sitting in a...
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    OMG! I'm totally traumatised! They decided to...

    OMG! I'm totally traumatised! They decided to plug the trachy this morning and hand the breathing totally over to her. She's spent the whole day in a state of panic, gasping for air like a fish out...
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    Terry's recovery appears to be accelerating. :) ...

    Terry's recovery appears to be accelerating. :)

    They took away the respirator this morning and plugged her directly into the O2 wall socket, feeding the O2 through the Trachy, and she's breathed...
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    It's official, the doc has declared Terry as...

    It's official, the doc has declared Terry as having "recovered from multi-organ failure and is out of danger"!!

    Gosh, even typing is a little too much for me right now...... gonna have a little...
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    My continued appreciation! Thankfully I am...

    My continued appreciation!

    Thankfully I am absolved of my dreadful promise, if I switched anything off now, I'd face a charge of murder. I've questioned her about it and apparently when she looked...
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    My best to all for 2007. Fact is, you've all...

    My best to all for 2007. Fact is, you've all helped tremendously in just being there for me to vent and for the amazing projection of goodwill and positive vibes for my and Terry's wellbeing. Kudo's...
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