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Being almost dead is for the birds

So Monday night I have another attack of agony in my gut similar to what put me in the ER the previous Tuesday. Except this time the pain was way worse. Diagnosis: blockage of unknown origin in my small intestine. Treatment: lying in a hospital bed for two days ingesting nothing but ice chips. Wednesday at 2:00 they experiment on me by letting me eat jello and broth. I don't die, so for dinner I get cream of celery soup, ice cream, and milk. By morning I am still alive, so I get eggs and toast. Mind you, I'm still not feeling all that well. My stomach still hurts, but we have to keep seeing how much I can take. Lunch is chicken and broccoli. That doesn't kill me either, so now I am home, and tomorrow I return to work. Man, I hate almost dying.

Two major pieces of bad karma in one week. I think I may have to make a list like Earl.


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Feb. 10th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
near death
Yes, near death experiences are fascinating, painful and mystical but, they suck! It is GREAT to hear that you are feeling better. Welcome back & keep eating till you die.
Feb. 10th, 2006 09:12 am (UTC)
Wow that really sucks a lot. Did you go to the Mt Nittany Medical center? That place is hell. I did yoga to bring a fever down just to get the hell out of there 2 days early. Its such an unhappy place. I'm sorry to hear about your intestines. If i learn anything out here in medical school i'll let you know what to do.
Feb. 10th, 2006 05:11 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was in Mt. Nittany. Not much choice when one's intestines might be on the verge of perforating. I used as much positive imaging as I could to speed my release. I don't like hospitals in general because they are full of disease and death. The hospital staff actually didn't treat me too badly on this visit, although I know what you are talking about. Do send me any advice you might learn about to help me avoid a relapse. My doctor said there was not much I could do except eat small portions of food. So I am doing that and also spending a lot more time chewing everything thoroughly.
Feb. 13th, 2006 04:11 am (UTC)
chewing time
My family went out to eat tonight. Everyone was done nearly 1/2 hour before me. On Thursday we ate together at my house and I was still chewing aprox one hour after everyone else was done. It seems awkward but, I'm hoping that it will pay off in the long run.
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