Seven weeks after the surgery, I was ventilator free for 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Since then, I have never needed to use a ventilator, and I have been infection free. I have also developed the ability to breathe on my own for up to several hours, turning off the NeuRx DPS® System. I use this as my ‘backup,’ although I keep an Ambubag on my wheelchair. I am able to live in my own home.
On August 12, I got married. The NeuRx DPS® System allows me to travel and to leave my home virtually worry free. It has made my life much easier.