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Thread #82637   Message #1523481
Posted By: Ferrara
18-Jul-05 - 02:46 PM
Thread Name: Barry Finn in hospital (July-Aug 2005)
Subject: RE: Barry Finn in hospital
Oh yes wow. Barry you're incredible.

After I got my heart AND was out of the ICU (I'm not as precocious as Barry ...) they gave me a little tube thing I was supposed to blow into and make the ball bounce in order to clear out and strengthen my lungs.

I didn't like that tube thing. I decided to sing. I didn't actually belt anything out, because I hadn't had much breath for a long time and also I wasn't sedated any longer, so was aware of the neighboring rooms. But it was wonderful to be able to sing at all after months of not having the breath for it! I tried to find songs that would take a lot of breath, fast bouncy stuff. (It was late October and I remember singing Deck the Halls and God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.) The lady came back and I blew into the tube and she said I didn't need to use it any more, my lungs were doing great. I never did use it.... This proves once again that that singing is good for one's health.

Keep singing Barry!

Rita F