This is me and my rockstar surgeon, Lucian Lozonschi….24 hours post surgery. Surgery was a bit more extensive than first recognized, but after 8 hours, still a right side thoracotomy repair. Due to my paralysis and not being able to move around like most patients I am still dealing with uncomfortable chest tubes, but I was able to stand with help yesterday and have been transferring without a lift. Just need to drive through some pain, get fluids drained out and get rid of chest tubes. Longer than I wanted to be in hospital. But they tell me I am doing well.Every day is a new day and yes, indeed Susan Lynn, those were the most glorious ice chips ever!! More to come, thanks to you all and thanks be to God!!