O K, here's my thing ~
When I was 19 I was shot in the back left shoulder blade in a bank robbery, while getting on the floor as told. The bullet headed for my heart, fractured my ribs on the back, followed my rib cage around under my arm and headed for my heart a second time, and fractured the ribs on the front, which changed the direction again. It ended up in the center of my chest just under the top layer of skin. Thankful it didn't come out or it would have left a big hole, being a .38 caliber.
I had 4 1/2 hours lung surgery. The left lung had collapsed and the right lung developed phenomena. They literally took out the lung, put it on a table, and while one doctor sewed it up the other doctor cleaned out the cavity. My main doctor, Dr. Breckler, was called in because he was a chest specialist who served in a MASH unit in Korea, and said he had seen this wound before, where it headed for the heart and the ribs, which then changed the direction of the bullet. But, he had never seen it twice with the same bullet, so he called me his "Miracle Girl." Naturally, ever since MASH came out I fell in love with Hawkeye Pierce, a chest specialist in Korea, and always pictured him as Dr. Breckler, my hero. There was even an episode one time where a young girl with an entertainment troupe got shot, and naturally Hawkeye was the only one capable of performing the surgery, and naturally, just like me, she fell in love with her doctor who saved her life. If you want I can go into more detail later. It's easier to type right now because I can barely breathe or talk.
OK, the x-ray at the hospital showed my problem being in the left lung. the right lung and bronchial tubes looked fine. The problem is he couldn't tell if it was collapsing or if I have phenomena, and will need another x-ray in at least a week after taking the antibiotics and some c...steroids med. Naturally, my primary doctor doesn't want to wait to see me till next week, so I see her Wednesday since it's an ER follow-up appointment. That's the only time I am allowed to leave home, to see her, and of course rest as much as possible, which has been impossible today, and then I have maintenance here again tomorrow to finish what he was here for today. Maybe I will get some rest Thursday. Yeesh.
So yes, I do still need your caring hearts, healing energies, and prayers. Thank you with all my heart, and thank you also for being there for me.
Blessings and Love Eternal, because it's who WE are.