If you have not came across Pete (ventilator98) yet on YouTube.
I would recommend stopping by for a tug on the heart.
I’m a teenager a young man who loves other people, and seldom EVER wants to think about himself. I have many health issues, and use various machines such as a ventilator, oximeter, ECG BP monitor, suction machine, and other machine. I have micropthalmia, and glaucoma, and am almost completely blind and a cataract was recently discovered in Dec of 2010 and is quickly taking my vision away. I am unable to smell or taste, and can’t eat food. I can eat soft foods, and a special formula. Eating isn’t much of a joy to me because sence I can’t smell or taste it, its just something I do to live. I have frontal nasal dysplasia, and many many other deformities in my airways. I do not have the hair like materials in my nose (cilia), and my immune system is weak due to that and other things. The cilia is also what helps me humidify my airways. But since I do not have that, I must use other means of humidification such as an air compressor to humidify my airways, an HME, (heat moisture exchanger), and other stuff. Because otherwise, I won’t be able to breathe.
The wicked flee when no man pursueth:
but the righteous are bold as a lion.