Follow Slashdot blog updates by subscribing to our blog RSS feed


Forgot your password?
Check out the new SourceForge HTML5 internet speed test! No Flash necessary and runs on all devices. ×
Lord of the Rings

Journal johndiii's Journal: Missing Poem 21

For those of you paying attention, there was no poem for yesterday. That is because I was in the hospital, due to a car wreck. I am home now, somewhat the worse for wear but grateful that it was not more serious. The inventory of damage includes four broken ribs, a pneumothorax (air in the pleural cavity around the lungs), and a bruise on my lung (pulmonary contusion). The pneumothorax was why they kept me overnight; it had apparently resolved itself by this morning.

I'm home now, with some good drugs and a little widget that measures the volume of air that I inhale. I have to use it for ten breaths, four or five times a day. With the sort of injury that I have, one of the risks is pneumonia, brought on by breathing too shallowly over a prolonged period of time.

I'm a quick healer, so I expect that I will be better soon. In the mean time, I am learning new ways to move my body around - ones that do not put stress on my ribs. :-)

This discussion was created by johndiii (229824) for no Foes, but now has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Missing Poem

Comments Filter:

Real programmers don't write in BASIC. Actually, no programmers write in BASIC after reaching puberty.