Guest Blogger

Now that she is home. (yay)
Lifted from my daughter’s Instagram page:
mvisotski001   Zoom in for that “soft smile of the year” look… I finally busted out of the


Earlier today, AUMC

hospital a few mins ago and am heading home (hopefully this time for good). I’ve received so many messages, texts, calls etc. and I can’t thank everyone enough for all your love, concern, and prayers! For those of you curious of how my body has slapped itself in the face repeatedly over the past week, I had a planned surgery for last Wednesday that consisted of double orthognathic surgery and jaw joint reconstruction. They required my mouth to be wired shut, a feeding tube be placed, and a rib to be harvested. Thankfully the jaw surgeries went perfectly, but I ended up in the ICU when it took a while to wake me up from the 9 hours of surgery.

As I started waking up, I opened my eyes to the thoracic surgeon realizing that my right lung collapsed and there was aspiration pneumonia in my left. Thankfully the good Lord made me pass right back out so I didn’t have to feel that infamous chest tube go in (and to my future patients, don’t worry, I still felt it come out and I’ll be there hold your hand…) I stayed in the ICU for 3 nights, made my great escape home to Aiken, and then landed my butt back in the ER early the next morning at MCG when my feeding tube bailed on us. Luckily, the surgery team switched me out in a very ingenious way (albeit painful way), saving me from an emergency abdominal surgery. Finally headed home and so thankful for many things tonight including the ability to breathe clearly and deeply again, being able to eat (whether through a tube or not), but most of all the ability to connect with everyone who was watching out for me and checking in on me.
Summary: God is good, I’m going home, and I think I learned more about my medical career in the past few days than I did in 13 months of study at BCM. I can’t complain too much about that ❤️
PS HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALICIA, (aka Mom) I planned this just for you so you could sleep in a real bed tonight before your birthday tomorrow. Thanks for taking care of me!!

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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7 Responses to Guest Blogger

  1. Candice says:

    Very glad she’s doing so well.


  2. Continued blessings during this recovery!


  3. P & J says:

    Thank you, Jesus! And Happy Birthday Alicia! We are off to Michigan! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  4. lisanne3015 says:

    Oh, Ray. Thanks for sharing this beautiful post.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Osyth says:

    What a wonderful girl, she is and what a wonderful gift that she is delivered safe. Go bask in the joy of having her home 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  6. She is going to be amazing in the medical field!! Prayers for a quick and boring recovery.

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