This photo will not be used as a reference. I promise. But I am so pleased to have this horror story behind me. I had to take the shot. I'm sitting up in the chair waiting for breakfast. I think they are going to kick me out of ICU today, which is a great thing, but also sad. The people here at Beaumont Hospital's ICU have been fantastic. They don't leave you alone for a minute! I will miss them bothering me--but then, it's my own fault, I was up all night peeing and peeing is a sign you don't need them anymore. So downstairs or upstairs I'll go,for another day or two? I should be disconnected from my tangle of tubes by tomorrow or Sunday and home on the couch bitching to Ellis. After that I see the doc in two weeks and by then I should be myself; doc's don't have the post op appointment till there's nothing to complain about. I will have to finish those paintings in my studio after all. I am a very lucky me. Thank you for your prayers and best wishes; they worked!
Post script: if any of you are still smoking, quit. That's the first question all of the doctors I met here asked. --And keep the cadmium colors out of your mouth. They are on the list of carcinogens that cause lung cancer. Bummer how colors so beautiful could be deadly.