- Apr 13, 2013
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Just beautiful my man! How good is it to fill your lungs! What a bloody fantastic story! I was on ventilator for a little while..the air was so stale..my lungs kept collapsing..they kept filling up with mucus so everyday the physios used to manually inflate my lungs with a bag, then beat my chest to break it up, then they’d shove a tube down my throat and suck it out.. One day they clipped on 100% pure oxygen (I think it was tha)..it felt so beautiful, so fresh.. However, you know what felt even more beautiful? They transferred me to a chair, to do so they disconnected me from the ventilator and I was actually breathing through the hole in my throat for 20 seconds, and the air, the normal air we breathe, was the sweetest air of all!! So I never took it for granted ever again...Take it from another man who didn't smoke till later in life. I started when I was 22 after I was forced to quit football (broke my right ankle for the second time). I quit cold turkey when I got sick in 2012.
When my ticker was at its largest (34cm wide and 32cm tall), I had 3% use of my right lung and 1.7% use of my left lung. The professors were preparing a heart AND double lung transplant, what made it worse is that my donors lungs were not compatible with me even though his heart was.
So I was meant to get the heart transplant, be put in a coma on a respirator/ventilator until suitable lungs were found.
BUT the second they removed my heart, my lungs both expanded back to normal thank God, they said because my lungs are healthy. So basically, footy saved my life.
PS I actually cried tears of joy the second I woke up as I could fill my lungs with air and breathe normally for the first time in 5 years.
ps..kick that argile to the curb!!