The tracheotomy came out in five minutes just after 8 a.m. this morning.
I actually had a terrible night, waking in pain from my shoulder at 12:30. Got a shot of tylenol through my feeding tube, but a bit gurgled up into my throat and I lay there coughing til 6 a.m. No sleep for me. I was really afraid they would decide to postpone it.
But the Respiratory Therapist arrived and shortly it was all over. Just a large bandage covering it, which will fill in in a few days.
Lookingforward to the swallow test tomorrow. And I was told this afternoon that I will get to try a trial motorized wheelchair in the morning, not the permanent one, but similar. On we go!