MAINE: my final frontier. These are the voyages of the Scooter Vespa 250 i.e. Super. Its continuing mission - to explore America's most heavily forested state - to roam the vast coastline, numberless lakes, and mighty mountains. To boldly go where no scooter has gone before!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

I was wrong!

Following my slip and slide with my Vespa, I joked that the main injury was to my pride. I was wrong. Although my condition didn't improve, it didn't get too bad - until late in the week. I began a few days of misery that landed me at the ED and straight to Maine Medical Center by ambulance.


The doctors called it Respirtory Distress. I called it "I'm too young to die!!


Four days later, I am the hight of fashion taking a breathing treatment. I had nearly two gallons of fluid removed from one lung, which collapsed. I am waiting for a CT scan to determine whether or not surgery is needed.



New Years Resolution: I will never play flippant until I get the whole story.




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  2. Thanks for posting a comment Steve 'cause I thought I was having computer issues =)

  3. I'm going to agree with everyone responding so far.

  4. You look great...If you were the wild man of Borneo. Geesch brother. ..get better!

  5. I deleted my first comment regarding your zen project -- I saw an empty, untitled post before you got the real one up.

    So, not so Zen like. Respiratory distress isn't anything to fool around with as you've already determined. Hope you get soundly back on your feet soon and ready for the spring riding season in Maine!

    Be well!

    Steve Williams
    Scooter in the Sticks

  6. Tom, I've been down that road of self-diagnosis myself and it almost got me. Heal and feel better for your just around the corner new riding season!

  7. Tom ... that sounds serious, please take care and get well.

  8. Yikes, that is a lot of fluid.

    Get well soon Tom, no fun being in the hospital or sick. Keep us posted when you can.