Thursday, March 03, 2005

Two weeks to St. Patrick's Day.

Yesterday I had my drainage tubes and foley catheter removed. I still have an abdominal feeding tube, a triple iv at the base of my neck, a peck of staples and assorted wound dressings. One of my iv's has a morphine pump attached to it.

I've still got substantial pain at and around my wounds. Stretching and walking will be among my main activitities today and tomorrow. One of my nurses told me this morning that she thinks I'm scheduled to start solid food tomorrow.

No word, yet, on a possible release date.


Blogger Richard said...

Jim, Glad to see you back in the saddle.

8:43 AM  
Blogger vkenny said...

Hi Jimmy, Have you asked if corned beef & cabbage, soda bread & guiness will be ok on St. Patrick's day? I hope you will have healed enough to have the feast you deserve. Keep up the fast healing we are still praying
every day.

11:58 AM  
Blogger Tom Wolf said...

You're looking great, Jim, despite the accessories. No words to say how wonderful it is to see you doing so well.

Love, Tom

12:11 PM  
Blogger JMNJFL said...


Progress Sounds Amazingly Good! The St. Leo kids of Armada Bianca have been praying for you regularly on Wednesdays in front of the Blessed Sacrament. It sounds like the storming of the gates of heaven with prayer has elicited some powerful answers. I am looking forward to talking with you some time in the future when your feeling up to it. I'll work on that from my end. Love ya...

Joe, Kelly and family

2:04 PM  
Blogger CJ Fillmore said...

Dear Jim (and Judy!)
So glad to hear you are both healing well. Jim--last week I had some corned beef and cabbage in your honor.

I really am so happy to hear things are going so well.

4:28 PM  
Blogger Jenn said...


"Solid foods" is a HUGE thing...I didn't think it'd be this soon. You're really doing great, man!!

Can't wait to see you!

Jenn, John and FiFi.

7:17 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Good to see the number of tubes you have to deal with dwindling. And solid food! You must be so excited!

Hope you continue to feel better and better. You're still in our thoughts. :)

3:47 PM  
Blogger K.M. and Harriette said...

Your progress is amazing!! We wish you the best!

9:13 PM  
Blogger UisceBaGirl said...

As I look outside my window to the snow coming down, it's almost as if spring is holding off to truly arrive until you are back home. You're doing so very well - continue to mend and yet be moderate in your activity.

2:27 PM  

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