From a Small Screen in the Hospital

This post will be short, but happy. Today is Thanksgiving Day and I am in the hospital, short one lobe of my right lung. I am typing this with  one finger on my Samsung smart phone and happy to be doing it. I am alive and, for the moment, able to breathe without the aid of a ventilator or an oxygen mask. When I can get access to a desk, my computer, and am free of the remaining devices to which I am attached, I will write more about my good fortune. I will write about my attitude, which ranges from joy and ecstacy to fear and rage, from thankfulness to anger, from gratitude to a sense of powerlessness like none I have ever felt before.

I miss my daily conversations with myself, undertaken from the tips of my fingers. Despite my joy, this inability to sit at my computer and type is maddening.

About John Swinburn

"Love not what you are but what you may become."― Miguel de Cervantes
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6 Responses to From a Small Screen in the Hospital

  1. Wonderful news, John! So glad you are able to communicate from your phone. Looking forward to when you can type it on a keyboard and tell us all about it. Take care and heal well, friend!

  2. bevwigney says:

    Hey! It was good to see you on FB last night, and even better to see this short post on your blog. Sounds like you are doing well. Probably won’t be too long until you are back at your computer tapping out thoughts and ideas. Take care.

  3. lizardek says:

    SO very glad to hear this news! Hurrah for successful surgery and now for a smooth recovery!

  4. Phil says:

    Very encouraging, keep us posted.

  5. lindakblack says:

    So happy to see you back in action. I have kept you in my thoughts and prayers. I was thinking of you this morning and wondered how you were. You and Janine hang in there and if there is anything I may be able to do for you guys please don’t hesitate. You are a trooper so hurry and get well completely. Take care and rest!

  6. Trisha says:

    So glad to hear that you are up and typing, John! Looking forward to your future writings of all that you’ve mentioned here. Take good care, and wishing you a speedy recovery!

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