The beginning of thisÂ entry isnâ€™t completely up to date as we started writing it on Monday and it is now Thursday and a lot has happened sinceâ€¦Â It was great to have
Had some difficulties with breathing last night (Sunday), one of the associated problems of being on a ventilator.Â The experienced nurses sorted me out brilliantly.Â Apart from this and some throat and neck pain everything is going well.Â
Itâ€™s an interesting experience going from a life where time seems so limited with exam pressures and deadlines to life where time seems insignificant.Â Due to the lack of visual changes my world exists in my head.Â For a brief moment yesterday when they were changing my mattress to an airbed I got wheeled out of my room for the first time.
Â I have been sleeping fairly well going to bed around 11 and waking around 7 or 8.Â The morning hours drag on and this morning (monday) I was listening to music to help the time pass.Â The music was dadâ€™s excellent selection of chill out music on my ipod.Â One song that made me drift away was â€˜Let you goâ€™ by Aaron Tyler.Â Not particularly enjoying the Sean Paul Iâ€™d prefer it off my ipod JÂ
Iâ€™m sure a lot of people have pieces of music that have a special effect on them.Â Another for me is the original â€˜Salt waterâ€™ by Chicaine.Â It reminds me of Tom Shepherd and the good old times.Â Â I hope Tom, John, Sue, Ben and Kate are all doing well.Â I miss the visits to your warm household.Â Also I miss Fred and the Hunter household too.Â Hoping Fred, Nick, Nicola, Hugo, Roland and Alex are all well as Iâ€™ve always enjoyed visiting their home so much.Â
Laura, Gary and Raj will be pleased to know that we have now met Jimmy Saville twice.Â He came in Monday and Tuesday and claimed that Tom was in the hospital under false pretences because he doesnâ€™t allow people in here that are better looking than him.Â He was great and was wearing quite a crazy outfit.Â Molly dropped by to see us (which was lovely) and was also thrilled to meet him too.Â She was here when he got his voice back for the first time.
Â Steve came to visit me yesterday the first of my friends to hear my voice.Â I was a bit tired as I was also doing 5 minutes off the vent every hour but I really appreciate him coming and I hope he enjoyed it too.Â Mum came for most of the day we had a lovely time being able to communicate and I recounted some of my memories of Bulgaria.It is Thursday today and we caught up on the comments from everyone on here and they are so all great and we were laughing so hard at a few of them.Â We enjoyed hearing about Babaraâ€™s gardening experiences thank you.Â I want to thank everyone for all the support and the messages that make me smile.Â I want to reply to everyone but would be difficult as there are so many wonderful comments.Â Â I have few messages to say to people… Congratulation to Jules, we think youâ€™ll make a great mum.Â We laughed so much at your message Haze. Great to hear from all you people abroadâ€¦Nat, Ged, Blodwen (Jenny), Sasha, (the people in Wales if that counts as abroad), Tom Ernst and others from Switzerland.Â Thank you to James for his concern about my musical taste hopefully this will be something that mends with time, with respect to the ventilator settings I have no End expiratory pressure (PEEP), the rate is 12 breathes per minute and a tidal volume of 1.3 litres.Â Itâ€™s great to hear from all the friends who I may not have spoken for a while.Â
We have been enjoying the â€˜Herosâ€™ series courtesy of Lao.Â Thank you so much.Â And thanks to Raj for bringing it.Â Thank you for the continuing flow of cards.Â The walls are filling up beautifully.Â Thank you to Mandy for the rainbow maker.Â It managed to catch direct sunlight this morning at 7:30 and my room was filled with moving rainbows.Â Thank you for the offers of audio books, my answer is yes please.Â Lovely to hear from Bill and Colleen from Oregon, Iâ€™d love to see Bill in June if you have time to visit and would love to be sent any thing of interest by you Colleen, I feel isolated from the fast moving areas that have held my interest in the last few years, my interest having being fed and satisfied by people like you two especially.Â My email is email@example.com.Â If anyone else wants to email me on this feel free.Â
One question: Â If, on average, we were to use more than 10 percent of our brain, would we worry less about what we donâ€™t possess?