So…This was FUN

Posted on October 22th, 2007 in Uncategorized) by Priceless Mel | 0 Comments »

Here’s my advice of the week.

If you feel really REALLY bad chest pain, like the kind that makes you think you are about to buy the farm — go to the ER immediately (before you pass out while throwing up on someone you love).

Why do I know this??

I had the lovely experience of this on Friday night during the Cancer-Free Kids event which I was shooting. Good thing I had the thought to leave the event before puking on the Cincinnati Bengals who were there.

Then, don’t drive yourself to the ER at 1:30 am. It’s probably not a good idea, because you may pass out once you arrive at the ER and have someone tell you that you were about 5 seconds away from having the Heimlich performed on you because you were choking on your own… well, you can picture it. I won’t bore you with details.

Three and a half days later – I’m back home with a gall-bladder-ectomy (this is not the technical term for it) and pancreas-ectomy (again not proper terminology but hey I’m not Mr. Medical Webster) on the horizon.

I’ll be back in full swing as soon as you can say “Cut-My-Gall-Bladder-Out-Of-Me” and will be shooting again in a few days after this surgery. Turns out my liver numbers (never knew my liver was even NEAR my gall bladder, let alone in the same area code).. are really high indicating some type of problem there, too. Kind of like a 2-for-1 special I guess.

So – those of you who were worried about why there were no new blog entries… this is why. They don’t recommend blogging while under the influence of morphine (which by the way is some really good stuff!)

Stick with me – I’ll be back up and running in no time, with no gall bladder, which I’m thinking will propel me ahead in my weight loss by another pound or two since between Friday and today, all they let me eat was intraveneous saline, which isn’t very tasty, I might say. Salty, yes, but filling? No.

Back to your regularly scheduled programming…

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