Sunday, August 31, 2008

Discharge Time

Ok, I'm going to keep this one really short with the plan to expand on things tomorrow as it will be my first full day out of the hospital and hopefully a little more restful.

It's been a big day and I'm exhausted BUT I'm out of the hospital!

Meet my new best friend!
Prune juice finally kicked in about 8AM which paved the way for the discharge procedure.
The night staff came by to wish me luck and get their picture taken!
Prescriptions were written, the IV came out, fruit baskets and flowers were packed up and real clothes were donned. Final instructions given and patient escort summoned.

Four days after open heart surgery I was heading out. No question there was some apprehension but all things considered I felt pretty good and given the risks and constant activity inside the hospital I'm ultimately happy to be sitting on my hotel bed making this post.
Hopefully a good night sleep is only a few hours away!


Mike said...


mark r said...

Yep, congrats (agreeing with Mike)! Also, I am really glad to hear that you are no longer full of shit. For a while there you had too much in common with some of our Saipan government folks (Oh, lest Mike E take offense, I should clarify that I mean ELECTED government folks)! Wish I could figure out a way to get some political prune juice here, if you know what I mean.

And Mike T: Sleep well, my friend. And get well.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news! -Kristin and Dan

Marianas Eye said...

Glad you're doing well, Mike. What an amazing journey you've taken!


Brad said...

Congratulations Mike! Pretty amazing that you're out after just 4 days.

You look like you're doing great!

Mike said...

Mark R,

No offense taken.

Was anyone else bothered by the title of this post, after having just read Mike Tripp's 4 am "waiting to poop" post?

I had a very uneasy feeling about what I was about to read, and was pleasantly surprised that it was about leaving the hospital entirely, rather than things leaving Mike.

bradinthesand said...

good to hear you're on the mend. now hurry up and heal so we can go diving.

yup, me n' kathy are certified courtesy of mike, harry and the other brad.

now i'm all ready to irritate you by using my leftover tank air to blow out my dust cap!


scubatripp said...

Good on ya Brad. It's about time you took the plunge!

I'm glad Mike has clearly shown you the way - not!

Neil said...

We're very happy to hear that everything has gone well and we appreciate the updates.

And all that pooping makes us proud of you -- just like when Tess finally goes after holding it in 24 hours.

Stay healthy,

Neil & Laura