Sunday, July 17, 2011

Part IV: Rattling Bones

The Gadfly On His Back
There's nothing much mysterious about what happens when the air in your lungs goes away.

The best thing is that you know it.

The worst thing is that your body knows it and shuts down.

My body shut down a number of times last weekend as I tried to recuperate from open heart surgery on July 6th at Oklahoma Heart Hospital. The easy answer as to why my body shut down is that I'm a lifetime smoker.

But there's more to the story. As I'd begin to lose air, I'd gasp. By Sunday night, gasping for air had me sounding like Odell Underwood playing the bones. My bones, of course.

Next: Part V


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